Celebrating Community Spirit

From its founding in 1876 through the late 1940’s, Centennial Hall played a vital role in the cultural enrichment and education of North Hampton’s citizens. Today, while awaiting the completion of restoration, the building remains in active use as a center for the arts, club meeting place and host to many groups and charitable organizations.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in May, 2016, the building operations and restoration is managed by The Friends of Centennial Hall, Inc., a New Hampshire registered 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization.

Centennial Hall continues its legacy of service to the community adapting to a variety of needs and uses. Currently home to six tenants, the Hall is also host to many town events and non-profit organizations. Reasonably priced private function rental is also offered.

With so few of these special buildings left, especially ones that continue to vibrantly serve the community, the building’s survival depends on donor support.


Just like in 1876, Centennial Hall is run by a small group of volunteers who responsibly manage all operations, maintenance and most importantly restoration and renovation of this important community resource. And while we’re working to increase the accessibility of underutilized space, we need your help to continue this work.

Your tax-deductible donation will be 100% applied to the restoration of Centennial Hall. And contact us to let us know how you can share your time, talents, and resources to reach our goal of a fully restored Hall for the greater Seacoast Community to enjoy.


Help us Open Centennial Hall's Ballroom.

We are in the middle of a multi-year revitalization effort to Open the Ballroom, our most ambitious revitalization effort to date.

Centennial Hall receives A Community Thrives grant
Centennial Hall receives A Community Thrives grant


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latest news

Save the Date: June 7th, 5 pm kicks off 
NH Gives 24-hour online day of giving

Centennial Hall brings people of all ages together to share in the arts, boost the creative economy and enhance the social and learning opportunities in the community but we need your help to continue our mission! The FOCH will participate again this year in NH's...
This Place Matters! Centennial Hall Events, Activities and Organizations

This Places Matters!

May is dedicated to National Preservation month, and so we celebrate Centennial Hall and its legacy of service to the community. Excerpted from Tom Mayes' "Old Places Matter"; a book richly expressive as to why old buildings matter to us at certain times in our...
Centennial Hall receives A Community Thrives grant

Centennial Hall Receives $5k Community Thrives Grant

Centennial Hall only New Hampshire Non-Profit to Receive A Community Thrives Grant from Gannett Foundation October 5, 2021 (North Hampton, NH) — Friends of Centennial Hall Inc (FOCH) was announced a grant recipient of A Community Thrives, a grantmaking and...
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Physical Address

105 Post Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Mailing Address

FOCH, Post Office Box 200, North Hampton, NH 03862