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
beautiful new hardscape and landscape on display
beautiful new hardscape and landscape on display


Looking for a unique venue for your event?

We have the perfect space for up to 100 people!

latest news

Remembering Lauri John Etela

In loving memory of an incredible individual who inspired us all. Lauri's unwavering dedication and hard work has been instrumental in helping us achieve our goals. Though he will not witness the re-opening of the Ballroom, he witnessed the tangible impact of his...

It’s NH Primary Season and Candidates are Renting the Hall

It's Primary Season in NH, and Candidates are Renting our Historic Hall! Centennial Hall has proudly served as a Cultural Hub since 1876. Over the decades, we have hosted a wide variety of events including candidate Town Halls and campaign stops. Most recently the...

In the Mail… Dear Community Member:

Have you seen our latest mailer to hit boxes? This is what was sent last week: It's Happening! We are re-making history! Hold on tight, because we're about to take this building restoration phase to the next level! The Ballroom is now under construction! Together...

Gaming to benefit Centennial Hall

We have partnered with Ocean Gaming Hampton Beach (81 Ocean Blvd). Centennial Hall will be the featured non-profit organization on the dates below with a portion of proceeds going to help us Open the Ballroom. Please come out and support us! Our next gaming night is...
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Physical Address

105 Post Rd, North Hampton, NH 03862

Mailing Address

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