John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth NH
Photo by PortsmouthNH.com
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 museumfocused 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 (May 24-Oct. 31, 2008).
43 Middle St.,
Phone: (603) 436-8420
Hours: Open daily 11 a.m.-5 p,m, May 21 thru Oct 31, 2010
Admission: $6/$5/under 14 (with adult)free
Web site: Portsmouth Historical Society