Daniel Webster Family Home

Daniel Webster Family Home, also known as The Elms, in West Franklin, New Hampshire, is a property that was owned by the family of Daniel Webster.

Webster's father, Ebenezer, bought the property in 1800, while Daniel was a student at Dartmouth College. The property passed in 1806 to Daniel's brother Ezekiel, who died in 1829, at which time Daniel bought it. The Elms served as an "experimental farm" and "vacation retreat" for Webster while he lived in Massachusetts, and the land was a gravesite for his parents, brothers and sisters.

It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1974.

It is located on South Main Street, R.F.D. #2, in West Franklin.

The property now houses the Webster Place Recovery Center, which treats those recovering from alcohol and drug addiction.

Related sites of interest
  • Daniel Webster Birthplace (a New Hampshire state park), 2 miles (3 km) west of "The Elms" along New Hampshire Route 127

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