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Moffatt Ladd House

154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
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Ranked #10 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Historic Sites, Gardens
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Traveler Description: Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, overlooking the Piscataqua River and the Moffatt family's wharves, the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden... more »
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Albany, New York
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87 reviews 87 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Moffat Ladd house is the mansion/home of a wealthy Portsmouth merchant that was built in the 1760's and which you can take a narrated tour of. It was one of the first homes with a dining room. There is also a very nice garden behind the house and it has harbor views. A worthwhile visit.

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Augusta, GA
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235 attraction reviews
205 helpful votes 205 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We enjoyed this tour very much and were quite surprised at how well the house had been maintained. The extras the family built into this house for its age were amazing. Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and made the tour very enjoyable. Nice way to kill a little under an hour.

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

this house is right downtown and across from the wear. It is fascinating to hear about the owners, see some of the furniture and get a sense of what it was like in the early times in our country,

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Sunshine State
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Sarah was our personal tour guide of this interesting historical residence. You can tell she really loves history and loves what she does as she made the personal tour most interesting. A must-see visit while in Portsmouth. Beautiful gardens.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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30 reviews 30 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

House seemed a teeny bit dark; was first tour of the season, maybe they need to open the blinds more? Great tour guide as at John Langdon House, also, gardens in back are very pretty. Wish I had a house with a beautiful harbor view like this one! Tip: You may only want to set one at most two house... More

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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206 reviews 206 reviews
55 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Had a private tour for about an hour in this splendid house. The guide who provided the information about the history of the house and it'ts former inhabitants knew a lot off background. Garden is worth visiting.

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42 reviews 42 reviews
13 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

I was happy to present a pigeon demonstration at the Annual celebration tour. I was so impressed with the property and gardens. The warehouse is really spectacular. I can't wait to go back with my family. I wish I had time to enjoy all the presentations.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I love going inside historic homes and this one was a treat, inside and out. Great location. The staff was very helpful with stories of the town and the neighborhood. Just one of many homes you can tour in downtown Portsmouth.

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Framingham, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

The history in this one building was very impressive. Our tour guide, Sandy, gave us a great tour, and knew just about everything that had ever happened there. Original house was build 250 years ago, but has had many extensive additions, changes, and remodels since. Furniture and woodworking detail were fabulous. Allow an hour for this site - tour (she... More

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Auburn, Massachusetts
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Beautifully maintained 17th century old New England. We attended my nephews wedding there in the back property. The whole ceremony was outside. The meal was delicious. We went over to the newly built replica of an original barn next door. It was clean and well lit for the reception. Plenty of room for dancing. We had a ball. The location... More

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