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“Beautiful Historic Home Close to Downtown” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Governor John Langdon House

Governor John Langdon House
143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
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Ranked #11 of 24 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Historic Sites, Cultural
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Beautiful Historic Home Close to Downtown”
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 length of the lawn. There is also a lovely little hidden grove in the trees at the very back of the property.

There are tours of the house itself as well, but you may have to check the website for more information about that. Overall just a beautiful piece of New England history!

Visited September 2013
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North Conway, New Hampshire
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“Get To Know America Here!”
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 when America's surge for Independence from England was supported by only 1/3 of the people, was very eye-opening..and showed how political ideas are sometimes not everyone's cup of tea...and yet, they definitely affect the taste! The Sea Embargo in President Jeffersen's time affecting the coastal seaports in New England was maneuvered masterfully by Gov. Langdon and his ship building and sea merchant friends and townsfolk. There was an Photographic Art Exhibit also at the House of "The White Churches of New England"..highlighting architectural features in one of the grand rooms. Challenge yourself to learn about America from Americans..go see the Historic Houses, the houses themselves tell the story best of all!

Visited October 2013
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Boston, Massachusetts
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“Beautiful Historic Home a few steps from Downtown Portsmouth”
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 is a quick tour (less than an hour) but worth the visit.

Visited September 2012
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