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Address: 150 Daniel Street, PO Box 895, Portsmouth, NH 03802-0895
Phone Number: 603-436-5909
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Activities: Group tours/walking tour
Description: The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s...
The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this historic 1718 house was the site of many important decisions about New Hampshires future.
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needs a little more dynamic presentation

The building is great but the interior is pretty drab and could be enlivened relatively easily. There are only a few rooms and the items on display seemed less numerous than at... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Kittery Point, ME
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

A visit to this house is a step back in time! The Warner House offers walk-in, guided tours exploring different periods of family occupancy room by room. Jeff our guide was well informed about the families who lived there over the years. Rooms had been decorated and furnished with some items returned from descendants of the original families who lived... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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14 reviews 14 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Felt unwelcome from the moment we walked in. The tour guide obviously wasn't very happy about giving a tour for just two people, but we paid the same amount as anyone. The tour was pretty lame, unfortunately. Some antique furniture, but only a very few original to the house. Hardly any information about the sparsely furnished rooms. The only thing... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The building is great but the interior is pretty drab and could be enlivened relatively easily. There are only a few rooms and the items on display seemed less numerous than at my last visit. The murals are a bit of a letdown.

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Katonah, NY
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317 reviews 317 reviews
188 attraction reviews
343 helpful votes 343 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Our guide was Jeff and he was very accommodating and knowledgable. He gave us a colorful history of the original owners and was able to explain why various rooms, items, colors, etc...were as they were. He showed us several behind-scenes spaces which are not generally on public view. This made it much more interesting for my teenaged kids. We got... More 

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globeseeker007
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962 reviews 962 reviews
538 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

The tours are guided and the guides give a good presentation of the history of the place. Photos are allowed. The history covers the story of a family who occupied the home for almost 300 years and six generations. There are wall murals, family portraits, and furnishings which date back centuries. We found the tour very interesting.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

My tour was really interesting. The antique furniture and paintings in this house are very well maintained. There are also fantastic wall murals showing the chiefs who went to London. Many of the houses in Portsmouth were impressive but this was my favourite.

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Arlington, Virginia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013 via mobile

Many historic houses are furnished with similar pieces to the ones the original inhabitants owned or with modern facsimiles. This house had the genuine articles passed down by the family over generations. Most interesting to me were the 200+ year old wall murals, the original floors, the paint with ground glass (to reflect light), the tiles around the fireplaces and... More 

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Portsmouth
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

This is one of the architectural gems of Portsmouth. The interior is beautifully furnished and the docents do a good job with the tours.

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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is one of a number of colonial mansions in Portsmouth that is open for tours. When you are in it you feel like you are back in history 300 years ago. Many of the original furniture and artifacts have been returned to the home including a number of interesting desks. There are rooms where the original planks in the... More 

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