Rundlet-May House

364 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801

(603) 436-3205

The Rundlet-May House shows four generations of family possessions and taste, ranging from original 1807 wall coverings and furniture to twentieth-century additions by the Rundlets’ great-grandchildren.

The extensive gardens retain their original layout with plantings that were popular during the Colonial Revival period.

James Rundlet equipped his home with the latest technologies. The kitchen boasts both a Rumford roaster and a Rumford range, as well as a set kettle and an elaborate venting system that services a smoke room on the third floor. There also is an early coal-fired central heating system and an indoor well.

Today the building is managed and maintained by Historic New England.

Cost:$6 adults, $5 seniors, $3 students, free for Historic New England members and Portsmouth residents (3/2011)