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Address: 150 Daniel St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3831
Phone Number: 603-436-5909
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Wed - Mon 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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An amazing piece of 300 year old Portsmouth History.

A great tour by House Manager Jeff Hooper that provided our group with a thorough history of the Warner House. Don't miss this gem!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Newmarket, New Hampshire
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Brattleboro, Vermont
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Warner House as part of a larger adventure of visiting many historic homes throughout New England. Thus it is hard for me to avoid comparisons. This house is certainly rich in history, and it was well presented by the kind and delightfully effusive female docent we had. The murals are most interesting…. but the overall impression was... More 

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Newmarket, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A great tour by House Manager Jeff Hooper that provided our group with a thorough history of the Warner House. Don't miss this gem!

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Saratoga Springs, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This historic home has Delft and English tiles, the family's original furnishings and serving pieces, and portraits documenting 300 years if history from 1700s Whig to American Revolution Era. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and the one hour tour is so enjoyable.

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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

A tour of the Warner house in downtown Portsmouth offers an excellent combination of family history and the house itself. Unlike other historic homes, this one contains many of the original family furnishings and possessions. Our, guide, Ann, was extremely knowledgeable and provided an enjoyable, in-depth, narrative as she took us through the house. We have toured many historic homes... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

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 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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