Historic Homes and Buildings in Portsmouth NH and the Seacoast






Historic Houses of the Seacoast

[John Paul Jones House]
John Paul Jones House 1758
43 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. (603) 436-8420. Memorial Day-Oct. 15. 10-4 Mon-Sat., 12-4 Sunday. Tours. $4; under 12, $2; under 6, free. John Paul Jones lived here while The Ranger was being built, and he considered it his home.

Jackson House 1660
76 Northwest St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. (603) 436-3205. Open first Saturday of each month, June-October. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4, and by appointment, $4. The oldest house in New Hampshire.

[The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion]
Wentworth-Coolidge State Historic Mansionc.1750
Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801. (603) 436-6607. June-September. Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat 10-3, Sun 1-6. $2.50 adults, free under 12 and senior citizens. Home of Benning Wentworth, the first royal governor of New Hampshire.

Moffatt-Ladd House c.1760

154 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. (603) 436-8221. Mid-June thru September. Mon-Sat., 11-5, Sun. 1-5. $5. Tours. A signer of the Declaration of Independence lived in this house, which features an extraordinary perennial garden.

Gilman-Garrison House c.1690
12 Water St., Exeter, NH 03833. June 1-Oct. 15, Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. An unusual building, the Gilman-Garrison House was constructed as a fortified house to protect the owner's sawmills.
[The Warner House]
Warner House
1716
150 Daniel St., Portsmouth, NH 03801. (603) 436-5909.

Rundlet-May House 1807
364 Middle St., Portsmouth NH 03801. (603) 430-7531. June-Oct. 15, Wed-Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. Merchant James Rundlet's home is surrounded by the original landscape and outbuildings.

[Governor Langdon House]
Governor John Langdon House
1784
143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth NH 03801. June 1-Oct. 15, Wed-Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. This imposing home features an elegant garden and a some of the finest Portsmouth furniture.

Sayard-Wheeler House 1718
79 Barrell Lane, York Harbor, ME 03911. June 1-Oct. 15, Wed-Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. Overlooking a once-thriving waterfront, the Sayard-Wheeler House contain important collections of portraits, and Queen Anne and Chippendale furniture.

Hamilton House c.1785
Vaughan's Lane, South Berwick, ME 03908. June 1-Oct. 15, Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. An 18th-century merchant and shipbuilder had this house built on a promontory above his wharves and warehouses on the Salmon Falls River.

Sarah Orne Jewett House 1774
5 Portland St., South Berwick, ME 30908. June 1-Oct. 15, Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Tours at 12, 1, 2, 3 and 4. $4. Writer Sarah Orne Jewett spent most of her life in this fine Georgian residence.





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