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Address: 143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-436-3205
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This house is full of history and architecture. Its quite grand in scale. The guided tour takes roughly about an hour. The tour guides are extremely knowledgable and are able to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 8, 2015
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46 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This house is full of history and architecture. Its quite grand in scale. The guided tour takes roughly about an hour. The tour guides are extremely knowledgable and are able to answer any question. We parked in the parking garage and walked to several of the historic homes so I can’t speak for parking near the house itself. We had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a terrific docent who showed us this amazing home. She did a great job explaining the interesting history associated with this house. It is well worth the time to visit, especially if you like history and architecture!

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Thank Dan R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a truly grand home with strong adherence to the Georgian architecture style. The exterior of the home is in strong need of repair and painting. Admission is only $6 person person for a guided 1 hour tour. Our tour guide "Jim" was excellent and was able to talk to most of the paintings and artifacts in the home.... More 

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Haverhill,Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Another must if you enjoy touring historic homes, you can see how the city grew over time judging by it's view towards Strawberry Bank. Unfortunately, we toured during an art exhibit so it had a different vibe. But, the house has a great story & I highly recommend seeing all the historic homes in Portsmouth if you enjoy American history.... More 

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Thank Irishmom4
Waynesboro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good little visit to learn something about the history behind some of Portsmouth. We had an enjoyable time.

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Thank Joyce G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

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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Thank Michelle P
Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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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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