John Paul Jones House

43 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8420

Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones lived in Portsmouth twice, the first time in 1777 while his warship “The Ranger” was being built on Badger’s Island (midway between Portsmouth and Kittery in the Piscataqua River), and the second in 1781-82 while “The America” was under construction.

The home where Jones reportedly rented a room today is a museum focused on Jones’ life and the Revolutionary War era. Built in 1758, it’s a striking Georgian-style house with a gambrel roof maintained by the Portsmouth Historical Society.

Tours are available in season, mid-May thru mid-October.

Hours:May 26 – October 30. Open seven Days a Week 11am–5pm. Open Veteran’s Day, Nov. 11 (2016). Open by appointment the first 2 weeks in November.
Season:Spring, Summer, Fall
Cost:$6, $5. Free admission for under 14 (with adult) and members of the Portsmouth Historical Society.