Sugar Hill Sampler, NH White Mountains, unique gifts, crafts barn, NH souvenirs, Early Settlers Museum
Treasured Historic American Landmark

Sugar Hill Sampler historic craft barn, shop and museum

There is No Other Place Quite Like It!

Free samples of famous spiced tea, beer breads, jams, gourmet candies & fancy foods Lamps, wooden bowls, many handcrafted items

Craft barn in a scenic hilltop meadow with lupines and magnificient mountain view

Sugar Hill Sampler is a unique experience...Gift Shop and Museum, thoughtfully displayed in an colonial barn built by the family’s ancestors...the 1st permanent settlers in Sugar Hill who came by ox cart into the wilderness about 1790.

Where wagons rolled in with tons of hay, and farm animals called home, has been sensitively modeled into 4,000 square feet of display and museum space framed by hand hewn beams, old barn boards and even some original flooring cut from this farm’s forest in the 1800’s.

Visitors came from far and wide each year to browse, sample our homemade products, explore our museum and photo gallery of area history and lore.

The location, on the crest of a hilltop meadow, offers a magnificent mountain view. It is one of the most famous of the entire White Mountains ~ the view you see time and again on postcards and calendars.

Handmade quilts and holiday decorExtensive display of candles, candle rings and candle holders


The Gift Offerings include an array of Candles ~ Tapers, Pillars, Votives in many designs, sizes, color and fragrances accompanied by beautiful holders and rings; Elegant quality Candle Rings, Florals, Bouquets and Garlands, so life like you need to touch to know it’s not fresh from the garden, are a specialty.

Selections of Holiday Decor are choice...natural looking, safe and an investment that will be used and treasured for years to come.

Marvelously Scented Soaps, handmade Potpourris and Relaxing Products for the Bath;

Essentials and decor for the home include Handsome Quilts in choice patterns, some copyrighted, and very unusual color schemes. Table Topping, Lamps and Accessories for the discriminating.

Items of fine wood are a specialty from around the world~Acacia bowls and serving pieces from Hawaii, Cedar Root Baskets from the Orient, Marquetry Boxes and Iron Wood crafted in the USA, hand crafted boxes from Poland. There are Books, Toys and Games for young folks.

Tables and tables of items to choose from in the huge barn

“Finders Keepers”

An additional area downstairs in what was the stable, whose last resident was Barbara’s horse in the 1940’s, offers a combination of Museum Display and Super Bargains of close-outs of discontinued merchandise that makes the trip downstairs worthwhile.

Visit Our Museum...
Early Settlers Museum of family history, original settlers of the land in Sugar Hill Early Settlers Museum of family history, original settlers of the land in Sugar Hill


Step back in time..Glimpse into the lives of preceding generations on this very farm and the surrounding countryside as you view displays of family memorabilia, clothing, farm tools and other fascinating articles of life in another era.

Enjoy seeing places and events as you browse through the photo gallery. All is made more meaningful by the personal comments attached to each written by the Sampler’s owner, Barbara Serafini - a 6th g eneration direct descendant of the 1st settler. She shares folklore passed down to her from generations past, as well as her own knowledge of life here during her lifetime of 70+ years that make this museum unlike any other.

Tales and Treasures spanning 200 years...preserving a heritage of a vanishing America.

Come, visit, and become acquainted yourselves...


Sugar Hill Sampler big red barn Rt. 117 Sugar Hill


We're Easy to Find

From I-93

@ Franconia take Exit 38 onto Rte 18 N (Main St) Left on Rte 117 West (over bridge) 2+ mi up the hill,
Left onto Sunset Hill Rd.

From I-91

Wells River, Vt. Exit 117 to Rte 302 East Then Right onto Rte 117 after Lisbon. About 5+ mi thru Sugar Hill Village
Top of hill, Right onto Sunset Hill Rd.


Open Weekends Mid-April thru Mid-May 9:30-5:00
Open Daily 9:30-5:00 Mid-May thru October
Open Daily 10:00-4:00 November thru New Year's Weekend
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day



Off Route 117 on Sunset Hill Road, Sugar Hill, New Hampshire 03586, 603-823-8478

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