Our Story

Peabody Place (formerly Peabody Home) in Franklin, New Hampshire is a home for seniors, where we welcome diversity, believe in aging with dignity and strive to meet the needs of our community members in a professional and loving home-like atmosphere.

Peabody Home

History of Peabody Place

The City of Franklin, NH thrived as a mill town for much of the 19th and early 20th centuries. From a bustling downtown to a prospering community, local residents, Anna G. Blodget, Mary and Clara Rowell and Eliza T. Shepard, gifted money and property to establish a “home for the aged in Franklin” in 1938.

In 1940, the trustees voted to purchase the Goodwin and Cate properties east of the Unitarian Church. The Cate Property, called the “Peabody Homestead,” and the Goodwin House, called “the Cottage,” became what we lovingly refer to as Peabody Place today.

Becoming Peabody Place

In 2020, our 80-year-old, beloved building began the transformation into a larger, modern retirement community to include assisted living, independent living and memory care.

Construction of our new community is being done in two phases. Phase one of the project – building a brand-new assisted living and memory care center – is well underway and is scheduled to be completed in late 2021. Phase two of the project will include building new independent living apartments on the location of our old building in late 2022.

We’ve created a priority waitlist for individuals who wish to reserve a space now.


“Our home for residential care for more than 80 years is becoming the place for expanded residential care and independent living in a new, state-of-the-art retirement community.”

- Executive Director Howard Chandler

What makes Peabody Place different?