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Governor John Langdon House

143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-436-3205
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Ranked #9 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Historic Sites
Most recent review
- Sep 15, 2014
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English first
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

What a nice little place to walk to while you're in Portsmouth. You'll learn a lot about the town when it was first starting out here in America.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Building was impressive, but i think it would benefit from a shift to emphasise it's later colonial revival days and perhaps something more about its use as an early venue for social events. The docent was lively, interested and well informed. Such enthusiasm is contagious.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Loved seeing this historic home and hearing it's story. The location was perfect for parking. Historic New England has done a great job with this home.

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

Great, nice, open, airy. Lovely architecture. Lovely gardens, tho did not have time to browse. Also an architectural exhibit at end of tour, did not have time to peruse so allow a bit of extra time for that!!! it looked really great hope it comes back to Boston so I can really see it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Our friends had their wedding outside this historic home in the back garden. It was one of the nicest quaint outdoor ceremonies I have ever seen. The garden was nicely decorated and they had a small violin group off to the side. This was a great place to come and a great alternative to a traditional church wedding. I would... More

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was lucky enough to be married at the Langdon House last September. The grounds are beautiful and open to the public - it's worth walking the few blocks from Market Square to wander through the back lawns. The gardens are very well-kept and there is a gorgeous arbor crawling with grape and rose vines that runs down the entire... More

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North Conway, New Hampshire
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

This home located in central Portsmouth, NH was exquisite. We are SO GLAD that we joined the Historic House Society, which is really reasonable and one gets to visit lots of Historic homes for FREE! Our guide was very friendly and open to all sorts of questions with excellent and thoughtful answers. Learning about Colonial times and the growing pains... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

We had the pleasure of following in George Washington's footsteps this past weekend. If you are someone who likes visiting historic old homes, this is one of the nicest ones in Portsmouth. It is the home of a colonial entrepreneur who was one of the founding fathers of New Hampshire. The house is impressive, and so are the gardens. It... More

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