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John Paul Jones House

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An interesting place to visit

We stopped in before heading to dinner at The Library. So glad we stopped as this historical home... read more

Reviewed August 23, 2018
Cohoes, NY
Same facility as Portsmouth Historical Society

Same facility as Portsmouth Historical Society, featured at #37 on Trip Advisor list of attractions... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones while in Portsmouth during the war, and now features a collection of furniture, toys, guns, canes and a historic garden. The museum is open...more
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43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
+1 603-436-8420
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed July 5, 2007

The Portsmouth Historical Society runs this house. Being somebody who is intersted in the history of John Paul Jones, I really enjoyed going thru the house, on Wednesday, 06/27/07. You walk thru the house, 1st & 2nd floors, on your own. But there are a...More

5  Thank readynow
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

We visit this place after Strawberry Banke and the Moffatt-Ladd house, and the displays were'nt nearly as impressive, but person who introduced us to the house was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that she managed to make the visit a good one.

3  Thank MisterJJ
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

John Paul Jones was America’s first naval hero. During the Revolutionary War, he commanded the ship Bonhomme Richard, on loan to us from France, and defeated a larger and better armed naval vessel, the British ship Serapis. While virtually sunk, John Paul Jones was able...More

Thank Robert L
Reviewed September 26, 2018

This is a nice old historic house. A tour or an audio tour would be nice to explain some of the history.

Thank Judi W
Reviewed August 23, 2018

We stopped in before heading to dinner at The Library. So glad we stopped as this historical home had several interesting exhibits. The grounds are lovely, too.

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Reviewed August 19, 2018

This site needs an audio tour companion to make it a destination. There was a brief introduction provided by the ticket-seller, but it’s not enough to make this a destination unto itself. If I could give this 2.5 stars I would have.

Thank Ron T
Reviewed August 16, 2018

portsmouth is a fun place to visit with its seafront and great restaurants. the best part of the day for me however was our visit to the home of john paul jones. literally a living history tour complete with original portraits, clothing, furniture and military...More

Thank fred d
Reviewed August 4, 2018 via mobile

We really enjoyed touring the house and our British host was great. Extremely disappointing to see the museum director injecting modern politics with their display of the “Pink P-ssy hat”. We won’t be back.

1  Thank independentrider1
Reviewed July 31, 2018

Congrats to the people of Portsmouth for saving this home after it passed through nine owners and whatever they did to it. In the end, one of those nine families gave $10k so it wouldn't be wrecked. The community was asked to donate family heirlooms...More

1  Thank Karen L
Reviewed June 24, 2018

Had to wait 30 minutes for the attendant to return. I almost gave up but it's a must see for history buffs.

Thank 193harrym
Reviewed June 10, 2018

If you want to tour a beautiful historic home in downtown Portsmouth, this is a great choice. Learn a bit of US history and see period furniture, architecture, etc. in this beautiful old home. Easy walking distance from the main shopping area.

Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Same facility as Portsmouth Historical Society, featured at #37 on Trip Advisor list of attractions in Portsmouth. This listing should be combined with the Portsmouth Historical Society...

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