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Address: 154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-436-8221
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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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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Beautiful Gardens

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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new england
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new england
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55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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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 3 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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5 reviews
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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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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 4 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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Arlington, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

My husband and I got married here on May 10th - a wonderful sunny day in the 80s. Marsha, the Events Coordinator, was very helpful throughout the planning process and was crucial in getting the contract with the caterer signed. We were able to set up during the rehearsal on Saturday and broke down the tables and chairs after the... More 

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Haverhill,Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We had the advantage of staying at the Hilton Garden & our room over looked the home. First thing we did was go over for the tour, it did not disappoint. The gardens are exceptiona & host small weddings. The house has a wonderful story, the tours are individual & the historic furnishings are so interesting. A real must if... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

My best friend got married here this past weekend. While the space was absolutely stunning, the staff was very rude and less than helpful. At the rehearsal the evening before, Marsh, I believe that's her name, was extremely passive aggressive when speaking to the bride and didn't take any initiative to begin and keep the rehearsal organized. On the day... More 

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Moffattladd, General Manager at Moffatt Ladd House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As a National Historic Landmark that has been open to the public as a museum since 1912, our mission is preservation and education. We rent our Garden and Warehouse spaces for events including lectures, retreats, workshops, films, concerts, and weddings as an extension of our mission and to increase public awareness of our site. As... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

The two women who run the house are miserable creatures. If you have an issue with people using your space for weddings, why open yourself up to the trouble? The entire experience was agonizing, from getting yelled at for putting a piece of furniture on the grass to cleaning up all the tiny pieces of cake on the dirt left... More 

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Additional Information about Moffatt Ladd House

Address: 154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-436-8221
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

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