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 residents 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 took place from 2020 to June 2023 and was completed in two phases so current residents could continue to live at Peabody. The new Peabody Place fully opened in June 2023 to welcome old and new friends and offer new, modern amenities and living arrangements in the same quintessential setting where Peabody was envisioned back in 1940.

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, Lynda Goldthwaite

What makes Peabody Place different?