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Great river view

This is a historic Georgian house in Portsmouth, with a nice facade and great views of the river... read more

Reviewed July 17, 2017
NHjo
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Rye, New Hampshire
History buff's pleasure

A must for history and architectural buffs. The history of this home and its occupants parallels... read more

Reviewed September 20, 2016
rhl01
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Eastern Mass.
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An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead carvers.
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50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
+1 603-436-4406
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Reviewed October 2, 2017

The Wentworth-Gardner House is one of two adjacent historic houses at 50 Mechanic Street on the south waterfront in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along with the Tobias Lear House and an 18th century warehouse, it is owned by the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses and are operated...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed August 19, 2017

I have only done a few historic home tours in Portsmouth. This one was pretty good. The home has a bunch of period pieces but not much owned by the occupants.

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed July 19, 2017

This is a nice out of the way place to visit. The tour guide was excellent, admission cheap, the grounds were wonderful. There are hiking trails through the neighboring woods and places to sit and watch the river. If you are interested in history, architecture,...More

Thank QuietTourist
Reviewed July 17, 2017

This is a historic Georgian house in Portsmouth, with a nice facade and great views of the river. There are beautiful architectural details inside, like the original wood carvings, balustrades, original wallpaper, and Delft fireplace tiles. Unfortunately, there are no original furnishings because the house...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed September 24, 2016

My visit to the Wentworth House was part of a larger adventure of visiting many historic homes in New England. Thus it is difficult to avoid comparison. This house is a perfect gem displaying the major points of Georgian house design. The "bones" are all...More

2  Thank Wombat27_11
Reviewed September 20, 2016

A must for history and architectural buffs. The history of this home and its occupants parallels with that of this nation. The structure itself will keep the architect in you guessing.

Thank rhl01
Reviewed August 31, 2016

Beautifully restored house of a bygone era. Facing the river, the house near downtown Portsmouth is open for guided tours. Our guide read his script but did seem to be knowledgeable about the house and time period. The large rooms are furnished with period furniture...More

1  Thank Rock1774
Reviewed August 25, 2016

Very interesting and informative tour. Our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge about these families. Takes about an hour.

Thank cc0525
Reviewed September 8, 2015

This was one of three houses we toured on a rainy day in Portsmouth. We were the only two on the tour on this day. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and was happy to answer any question you had - she was also helpful...More

1  Thank Snowbird08
Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

When you visit the Wentworth Gardner home you are also visiting the near by home of Tobias Lear V the personal assistant to George Washington throughout his presidency and after. The Lear home is in relatively poor condition but is apparently schedule for reconditioning work...More

1  Thank Road_warriorXTRM
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