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Address: 150 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3831
Phone Number: 603-436-5909
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The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this...

The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this historic 1718 house was the site of many important decisions about New Hampshires future.

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300 year old house in Portsmouth

This storied home has survived for 300 years and has many of the original furnishings returned to it but the descendants of John Warner. If you like architecture and history... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Chicago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This storied home has survived for 300 years and has many of the original furnishings returned to it but the descendants of John Warner. If you like architecture and history, then this house is replete with both.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I decided to visit the Warner House. We were greeted by a friendly staff member. Our tour began immediately with a very knowledgeable and friendly guide. We learned some very interesting stuff! A Historian must!

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Oak Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

This house is 300 years old and was lived in by one family until it became a museum in the 1930's. It has a lot of original colonial furniture that are wonderful, including a 1730's chest on chest and a 1750's specially designed Chinese Chippendale bookcase unit.

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Fredericksburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

I was fortunate to be able to visit the Warner house during a garden tour last month and was glad that I did. The volunteers that staff the house, both inside and out are extremely informative and gracious. The inside and outside areas house many vintage items and pictures. The volunteers wear period dress and even play croquet in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Our rainy day tour of Portsmouth Historic Homes started here at the Warner House. It was beautiful. Our tour guide was very knowledgable. The murals on the walls going upstairs have their own story and much about the residents and time period can be derived from it. The house decor lets you in on how people lived at the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

We toured this house after so many years of driving by it. I was seriously surprised with how well preserved this home is, nearly unchanged since 1718. Every room has original furniture, some of which was hand crafted in Portsmouth. There is one piece on the second floor that should be in a museum, and because it is not, one... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

This home was the 2nd oldest of the homes we visited in Portsmouth. It was built in 1716. Overall the interior of the home is much darker with lots of green and brown colors with dark hand covered woodwork. The are large murals on several of the walls. They offer guided tours which take about 40 minutes. Admission is $6/person.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This classic colonial house located right downtown in Portsmouth is a wonderful trip back in time. We especially enjoyed the beautiful gardens and the little girl's room upstairs. Wonderful docents are on hand to take you back to the time the wealthy Warner's lived there. This is educational and fun for the whole family.

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

What an amazing story and home. See the Warner House! The guide is amazing and the decor is so New England that you'll be transported in time. The tour doesn't take long so if you're short on time, definitely stop in.

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Haverhill,Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

We love American history & Portsmouth has many lovely homes to explore. Take the time to look up the historic homes, they all have a interesting story as well as beautiful gardens. Best seen when gardens in bloom!

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