About the Executive Council Chamber

The granite cornerstone for the New Hampshire State House was put into place in 1816. In 1909 the building was enlarged and this Executive Council Chamber was added. The wainscoting, pocket doors, fireplace mantle, doorframes, crown molding and window casings are all mahogany. The thirteen portraits that adorn the walls of this room are of former state governors.

interior of council chambersThere are six high back leather chairs around the 5-foot by 13-foot conference table. The Governor sits at one end of this table with the Executive Councilors seated in consecutive order beginning at the Governor's right.

The overall dimensions of this stately room are 28 x 48 with 18 foot high ceilings. A three-bedroom, two-bath ranch style footprint could fit inside the walls of this room.