moffatt-ladd house
Courtesy National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire (NSCDA-NH).

Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden

154 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8221 (Office): 603-430-7968

The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden (1763), a National Historic Landmark, has been open to the public as a historic house museum since 1911. One of America’s finest Georgian mansions, the house was built for merchant John Moffatt between 1760 and 1763.

During the Revolution, it was the home of General William Whipple, one of New Hampshire’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence and his wife Katharine Moffatt Whipple.

The house, which is owned and operated by
the National Society of the Colonial Dames in the State of New Hampshire, is furnished to showcase its original features and to reflect its use as a private home from 1763 through 1900.

The grounds also feature one of the region’s finest gardens.

Hours:Mid-June thru mid-Oct., M-Sat 11-5, Sun 12-5;
Season:Fall, Spring, Summer
Cost:House and Garden: $6/$2.50 children; Garden only: $2