"Home is the dearest spot on earth,
and it should be the centre,
though not the boundary,
of the affections."
— Mary Baker Eddy
Mission & Purpose
is a residence for Christian Scientists in Concord, New Hampshire, USA.
New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists (NHHCS)
is Tallwood House's volunteer Board of Directors.
OUR MISSION: To support the footsteps
of those seeking a greater understanding
of God's protection and care, and to provide
a home where one may live in accord with
the teachings of Christian Science.
OUR PURPOSE: To establish and maintain a home for members of The First Church of Christ, Scientist in Boston, Massachusetts,
or one of its branch churches, which will provide help with daily living activities
with Christian Science care.
NON-PROFIT: We are a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) religious charitable organization, and are always grateful for donations to support our ongoing operations and benevolence for residents as needed. Thank you!
Tallwood House is a welcoming home where all work together in support of the Cause of Christian Science, the world, the surrounding community
and each other.
The comfortable and homey surroundings invite one to settle in for study, relaxation or conversation. Everyone is included at the cheerful, family-style, wholesome meals.
The grounds offer gardens to dig around in or simply enjoy, walking trails through the home's woods, lawns, patios, and the residential neighbor-hood's quiet streets.
There are shopping trips in town, sightseeing, events by local volunteers, seasonal festivities,
and of course, Concord church services and activities. Residents have the freedom to come and go, may bring their house pets (upon approval) and cars, or can have assistance with errands and outings.
Tallwood is a true home for all who live there.
Tallwood House sits on a sunny knoll in a residen-tial neighborhood of Concord. The house is a beautifully restored historic Colonial with a newer wing with private rooms for eight residents. There
is an activity room, library, sunroom, patios, and gardens. Residents and all the home's activities are on one floor, and walkways and ramps offer easy access to the great outdoors.
Each resident has private rooms which they may furnish with their own sense of home. Beloved pets and a backyard coop of laying chickens also contribute to home life at Tallwood.
The house and spacious grounds are well-maintained, comfortable, and quiet — just a mile from active downtown Concord and the Christian Science Church and Reading Room.
Care & Rates
Living at Tallwood
We welcome adults of any age who wish to live in
a group home where practicing Christian Science
is the way of life. Loving, cheerful Christian Science nurses are always part of the staff at Tallwood.
This home is not a nursing facility, but support is available as needed on an individual basis. Additional rates apply for Christian Science nursing assistance.
The House Manager, who is head of the household, makes an assessment of whether Tallwood is the right spot for each individual who applies to move there. Sometimes a brief stay is part of the decision for both the House Manager and the applicant.
If a resident becomes unable to participate in Tallwood daily life, such as meals in the dining room, for an extended period, a different living arrangement may be required.
At Tallwood House, residents pay monthly rent that is pro-rated per day so residents can move in at any time that works well. The rent includes a private suite, and three full meals every day served family-style in the dining room.
Christian Science nursing care is available either by Tallwood staff or by a visiting Christian Science nurse. Either way, this additional service is billed as a separate item and is charged in 15-minute increments.
Benevolence is available for residents with a demonstrated financial need.
Also, "rest and study" accommodations are sometimes available for a shorter visit at Tallwood.
CURRENT RATES (as of 2019):
• Room and Board — $130/day
• Christian Science nursing care —
$50/hour, charged in 15-minute increments
• 24-hour Christian Science nursing care — $500/day
For more information on rates and services, including Rest and Study, please contact the
House Manager at 603–848–2904.
We look forward to hearing from you!
The 1880's house and newer wing have been diligently restored and updated for a pleasant, convenient, up-to-date residence. As you can see, the house is extensive, accommodating up to eight residents in the brick wing, and the House Manager and family live on the second floor. In the foreground are a breezeway, garage, and shed. Solar panels on the upper roof supply much of Tallwood's electricity, and there is a charger for electric cars.
We are always grateful...
for donations, gifts and bequests for its ongoing operation including benevolence to residents as needed.
The funds also help us keep the room and board rates modest, and offer some employment benefits to our Christian Science nurses and other workers in the home.
Tallwood House / NHHCS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) religious charitable organization.
A few ways to give
Credit card/online donations:
Checks made out to Tallwood House or NHHCS
go into the same fund. Checks can be mailed to:
23 Rundlett St.
Concord, NH 03301
Also, by shopping at Smile.Amazon.com you
can designate 0.5% from your purchases to go to
“New Hampshire Home for Christian Scientists”
(it does not increase your cost).
Please click here to sign up:
Every little bit helps!
Our Wish List:
• Van (large, 12 passenger)
• Electric riser chairs
• Christian Science periodical subscriptions
• Individuals who would do exterior painting or
general contractors for window work, plumbing,
and other maintenance needs
• Volunteers to bring activities or programs for the residents' enjoyment
Thank you so much!
Contact Tallwood House
Contact Tallwood House
Call or text (most direct method):
23 Rundlett St
Concord, NH 03301
23 Rundlett Street, Concord, NH
Take Route 93.
Exit onto Route 89 North (just south of Concord).
On Rt 89, take Exit 1 (very soon).
Turn left onto South St.
Follow South St. 1.3 miles to Conant Rd. on your left.
Turn left onto Conant.
Take the first left onto Rundlett St.
Tallwood House is on the left up a curving driveway.
Tallwood is 20 minutes from the Manchester, NH, airport (MHT). Arrangements can be made ahead for pick-ups at the airport by calling the House.