New Hampshire’s Liberty Community

Friendly people, effective action.

Free Staters are creating a society in which people value each other’s rights and choices, even when they are unpopular, as long as they hurt no one else. This kind of community is dynamic, productive, open, friendly, and creative. It welcomes people to be authentic and to participate however they choose, and the results are invigorating and inspiring.

New Hampshire’s small size facilitates activism and frequent collaboration among participants. Regular meetups include social gatherings at restaurants and bars, potlucks, market days, movie nights, parties, and play dates. A team of friendly volunteers known as the Welcome Wagon gathers when new movers arrive, unloading their belongings and connecting them with the community.

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New Community Blog Posts

Lane’s Family Leaves Texas for Freedom in New Hampshire

In 2010, we started looking for better places to raise our children. I came across the Free State Project when I searched for the best places to raise black kids. New Hampshire was second on the list! It would take years of convincing my husband to leave…

Meet the 2018 PorcFest Producers!

Rodger and Jessica Paxton are volunteering to produce the Porcupine Freedom Festival this year! They have already begun the serious work of putting together a fantastic festival and have sold more than 300 tickets in two weeks.

Will unschooled children choose to develop skills for success?

A reader asks James: Do you ever worry that your kids won’t pick up proficiency in things that will serve them well but aren’t very appealing on their surface? Writing essays = not appealing. Being able to write well for the rest of your life = priceless…

Merrimack Valley Porcupines

Merrimack Valley is home to the state’s largest concentration of Free Staters living in and around Manchester, Concord and Nashua. Each week here is packed with opportunities to socialize, volunteer, learn and promote liberty. Some of these events draw activists from all over the state, and the monthly MVP meetup attracts 30-50 people.


From pristine beaches to fine dining to cutting-edge startups, the Seacoast is the place for libertarians seeking a cosmopolitan life. Up to 40 Freecoasters gather every Thursday night to keep in touch and welcome new movers. Here you’ll find a growing group of peaceful parents. Visit The Praxeum, a flexible-use space centered on liberty.

Monadnock Porcupines

The Monadnock Region is home to Keene, offering a unique blend of city life, small size, and college town vibrancy. Here you’ll find merchants leading the world in cryptocurrency acceptance and a central square with a strong free speech tradition. About 10 people attend Keene’s Social Sunday, the longest running weekly liberty gathering in New Hampshire.

Lakes Region Porcupines

The Lakes Region is home to nearly 300 bodies of water, along with the Lakes Region Porcupines, a group that has been meeting monthly for about eight years. This social gathering has turned into a goodwill organization, offering emergency radio communications, a blood drive, and a toy drive.

Upper Valley Porcupines

The Upper Valley features scenic mountains and lakes, along with the conveniences of the Dartmouth-Sunapee area. Lots of liberty families settle here! Liberty Tuesday meetups attract 20-30 people to enjoy a monthly dinner, and Bardo Farm hosts monthly potlucks and weekly “Farm Fridays with Friends.”

North Country Porcupines

The North Country offers peace, quiet and the beauty of nature, along with low-priced real estate and ‘reasonable’ taxes. Recently quite a few families have moved “north of the notches” and are thriving in its wholesome, low-crime communities. The North Country Porcupines meet occasionally with 20+ people in attendance.

Meet the Early Movers

Early movers have created and reinforced dozens of successful pro-liberty organizations addressing education, taxes, gun rights, the media, homeschooling, drugs, currency, and other issues. Whatever your interest, there will be people here to work with you on it!

Jody Underwood, Upper Valley

Mark Warden, Merrimack Valley

Keith Ammon, Merrimack Valley

William Kostric, Merrimack Valley

Porcupine-Owned Businesses

Bardo Farm
An off-grid community for sustainable farming

Pax Libertas Productions
Premiere libertarian podcasts

Porcupine Real Estate
Mark Warden’s team of professional realtors

A free, open, community-run digital marketplace

Full List Coming Soon!

Porcupine-Owned Non-Profits

Ethics & Economics Education
Introducing high schoolers to ethical questions about business & economic policy

Foundation for New Hampshire Independence
Promoting New Hampshire’s peaceful separation from the United States

Lakes Region Toy Drive
Advancing liberty through charity, and making kids smile

Full List Coming Soon!

Porcupine-Owned Businesses

Free State Bitcoin Shoppe
Helping people use better money

Free State Jobs
Making your job search fast, easy, and successful

NH Balloonman
Talented balloon artist ready to thrill young and old

Taylor Davis Doula Service
Birth with confidence, autonomy, & unconditional support

Full List Coming Soon!