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Jackson House

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76 Northwest St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3556
+1 603-436-3205
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Odd but Wonderful

Whether you come here because it is a historic house, or simply because it is a tourist attraction... read more

Reviewed October 14, 2017
Wombat27_11
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Under renovations but glad it's still standing

Not much to see here right now because it is being renovated. But I'm so glad it's being preserved... read more

Reviewed October 9, 2017
Chris123app
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El Dorado Hills, California
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The look and feel of colonial New Hampshire is still visible in the sloping roof of the Portsmouth's Jackson House, the oldest surviving wood frame house in New Hampshire and Maine.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good12%
  • Average51%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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76 Northwest St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3556
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+1 603-436-3205
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Reviewed October 14, 2017

Whether you come here because it is a historic house, or simply because it is a tourist attraction, Jackson House is odd, and probably not at all as you might expect. It is a house taken down to its bones: the framing is there, the...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2017

Not much to see here right now because it is being renovated. But I'm so glad it's being preserved it's the oldest house in the town and it is really cool to imagine life in the 1600s there.

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Reviewed October 8, 2017

We visited three homes in Portsmouth on the same day. The Jackson house is interesting because of its age, its setting on the water, and the challenges of preserving such rare examples of early homes in America. Some early attempts to "improve" the house removed...More

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Reviewed October 3, 2017

There are so many historical houses in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. To get a feel for how people lived in pre-colonial and colonial times, you should make an effort to see them all. It is quite a contrast from what you will see in Natchez or...More

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Reviewed October 9, 2016

Oldest Wood framed house in New Hampshire and Maine, built in 1664. Was owned by the Jackson family until it was sold to Historic New England in 1924. Very interesting in history and structure. Only downside is it is open only a few days a...More

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