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Moffatt Ladd House

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Address: 154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH
Phone Number: 603-436-8221
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Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of...

Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this splendid home features an elegant 18th-century garden, interesting carvings and much of the original furniture.

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A Delightful Surprise!

Our visit to the Moffatt Ladd House was unintentional, as we stumbled upon the property as we walked around Portsmouth. Deciding to visit the house was among the best decisions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
John S
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Lake Grove, New York

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Lake Grove, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our visit to the Moffatt Ladd House was unintentional, as we stumbled upon the property as we walked around Portsmouth. Deciding to visit the house was among the best decisions of our vacation! We were fortunate to have Lauren as our guide though the home, and her descriptions of the family relationships as well as the property itself were fascinating.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We showed up right when it opened on the Friday before the 4th of July. Our personalized tour was great, and we learned a lot about the house, its history and the people who made it a special place. Be sure to check out the beautiful gardens surrounding the house and the awesome views out of all the windows. The... More 

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Concord, New Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is a nice place to visit in the summer when the gardens are in full bloom. The home is beautiful and well maintained. The history is always interesting.

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Thank Frank D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

We were the only people visiting at that time of the morning and had the tour guide's complete attention. She was knowledgeable, friendly, and we had a great time talking with her.

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Anyone visiting Portsmouth must be aware of the history of this NH seacoast city, but the Moffatt Ladd House is a must see on your historical visit here. The gardens are breathtaking and the chestnut tree was planted in 1776!!

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Bradford, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

This was the home of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. It is nicely restored with some original pieces. The docents are very knowledgeable and answer questions. The gardens are lovely and contain a huge chestnut tree that was planted by the owner in 1776 upon his return from signing the Declaration of Independence. Well worth the... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

Docent led tour of house gave its history and took us thru all 3 levels. Beautiful garden, time period furniture, interesting architectural features. Probably spent about an hour going thru it. Reasonably priced for a great tour.

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Milton, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Attended a wedding here and it was a perfect location with beautiful grounds and lots of options for ceremony, dinner and dancing. The keeper of the house was filled with knowledge and history of the home and the owner and was very friendly and took time to talk with us. It is a very charming location to hold a wedding

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The Villages, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 via mobile

Excellent tour directed by a very knowledgeable different docent. Incredible history of the numerous families involved with it. House is well appointed with period furniture and in excellent condition. Gardens are exquisite.

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

Enjoyed our tour, great docent and wonderful house with fascinating history. If you like old house tours, don't miss this one!

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