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Address: 154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-436-8221
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Sun 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of...
Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this splendid home features an elegant 18th-century garden, interesting carvings and much of the original furniture.
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Charming

Attended a wedding here and it was a perfect location with beautiful grounds and lots of options for ceremony, dinner and dancing. The keeper of the house was filled with... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Milton, Massachusetts
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Milton, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

Attended a wedding here and it was a perfect location with beautiful grounds and lots of options for ceremony, dinner and dancing. The keeper of the house was filled with knowledge and history of the home and the owner and was very friendly and took time to talk with us. It is a very charming location to hold a wedding

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The Villages, Florida
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252 reviews
52 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Excellent tour directed by a very knowledgeable different docent. Incredible history of the numerous families involved with it. House is well appointed with period furniture and in excellent condition. Gardens are exquisite.

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Enjoyed our tour, great docent and wonderful house with fascinating history. If you like old house tours, don't miss this one!

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Connecticut
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

This lovely historic home is furnished with many articles that are original to the house as well as other period pieces. The tour guide was very knowledgable and the house is full of interesting stories. The gardens behind the house are lovely and the horse chestnut tree was planted the year the Declaration of Independence was signed. Beautiful.

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new england
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64 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

My daughter and I decided to tour this house as we walked by even though we had not previously heard about it. The renovations have been beautifully done with limited funding. The gardens impressed us mostly. This is where we spent the most time. We asked endless questions about the variety. We very much enjoyed our visit.

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Boston, United States
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I was recently married at the Moffatt-Ladd House in Portsmouth, NH on June 20, 2015 (this review was delayed because we just returned from our honeymoon this week). The venue was absolutely perfect and beautiful. I moved to Boston, so all of my family and friends were traveling and, after the wedding, everyone returned to the House during the following... More 

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Gorham, Maine
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The Moffatt-Ladd is a lovely venue for a wedding and the folks are very accommodating. The bride who felt she had a bad experience had only herself to blame. She should have chosen a commercial venue that could have handled her unreasonable demands and might have been able to "look the other way" as she said when liquor was brought... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The garden was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. They gave us lots of tips for places to visit/eat in the area.

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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We took over 1 1/2 hours touring this home and gardens. That particular day, they were having a wedding that was being set up. And it was a beautiful day for it with 72 degree weather.

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Dover, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

I have visited the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden several times as I live in the area, and I'm a history geek. Perhaps more notably, my husband and I were married here. It's a special place to both of us and we couldn't think of a better place to hold our wedding. The museum is open June-October daily tours. The tours... More 

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