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John Paul Jones House

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Address: 43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-436-8420
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11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War...
This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones while in Portsmouth during the war, and now features a collection of furniture, toys, guns, canes and a historic garden.
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For history buffs

Being into colonial history I really liked it; my wife thought it was a little boring and small. Worth the visit though.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
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campton, NH
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campton, NH
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

Being into colonial history I really liked it; my wife thought it was a little boring and small. Worth the visit though.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

This historic site is a must see for all history buffs. Fantastic display of of old New England maps and early US History items including the house itself. The building and display of nautical items is impressive and at $6 a real value. Don't miss this one. Enjoy?

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long island
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

My husband and I had never heard Of the Japanese Russian war and what a role president Roosevelt had in the peace treaty. We spent over an hour learning about this on our visit. A 12 minute film along with lots of info. I love coming away from a museum like this a little smarter than when I walked in.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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164 attraction reviews
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

It is worth a look, have change for street parking. He did not own this house, just stayed here. My lady enjoyed the early American and Canadian maps, because she was from the area in Canada. I enjoyed to models, and correspondence.

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St-Bernard-de-Lacolle
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

My friend and I had this place to ourselves while we toured. It's a big house that gives you the history of Portsmouth with rooms full of period furniture and other objects. There's a special room just for John Paul Jones with a lift-sized mannequin of Jones sitting in a chair. I learned a fair bit about Mr Jones that... More 

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DC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The staff is very knowledgeable the home is lovely, and it was interesting. The display about the Japanese Russian peace talks with Theodore Roosevelt were so informative. It made a nice hour visit. Right downtown and easy to walk to from our hotel. There is a nice museum shop.

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Augusta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

This was not actually John Paul Jones' house but a boarding house where he lived for a while while one of his ships was being built. I didn't know much about him, and feel like I learned a lot about him. The house was ok, not great. My favorite part though was the information about the part Theodore Roosevelt had... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Run by the Portsmouth Historical Society is a great look at Portsmouths role in the development of our country. They have special exhibits each year for the anniversary of special events. If you are going to be in the area you may even be able to catch one of their special lectures/presentations.

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Slingerlands, New York
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This is a very nice historic home. Tour is self guided which is great as you get to go at your own pace and really explore. No furnishings are original to the house as it was slated to be torn down. Residents saved it and donated period furnishings. Lots of great information here - take the time to read the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

Interesting for naval buffs and history folks. Hard to keep little kids interested. Good place kill some time and the price is right.

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