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Governor John Langdon House

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Address: 143 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4506
Phone Number: 603-436-3205
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ELEGANT 1784 GEORGIAN-STYLE MANSION

I’d toured the Gov. John Langdon House a few times before. The special exhibit drew me back for another visit. Jim Johnson, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable. John... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Maurene_K
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Dover, New Hampshire
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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I’d toured the Gov. John Langdon House a few times before. The special exhibit drew me back for another visit. Jim Johnson, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable. John Langdon, John Stark, and John Sullivan are my favorite Revolutionary figures in the American Revolutionary War. John Langdon (1741 - 1819) was a very distinguished man. He was a successful businessman... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

The building is beautiful inside and out, but there's hardly any furniture in it -- did it get destroyed, sold off, what? It was disappointing in comparison to the other historic museum homes in Portsmouth, as well as dozens of nationwide historic homes I've visited. Not worth the admission price.

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Plymouth, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016

We enjoy touring old homes from all periods. This was a very interesting one, at all levels from the information about the residents and their servants to the kitchen and the gardens and the proximity to downtown.

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Thank FoodiePilgrim
United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

This house is full of history and architecture. Its quite grand in scale. The guided tour takes roughly about an hour. The tour guides are extremely knowledgable and are able to answer any question. We parked in the parking garage and walked to several of the historic homes so I can’t speak for parking near the house itself. We had... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We had a terrific docent who showed us this amazing home. She did a great job explaining the interesting history associated with this house. It is well worth the time to visit, especially if you like history and architecture!

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Thank Dan R
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015 via mobile

This is a truly grand home with strong adherence to the Georgian architecture style. The exterior of the home is in strong need of repair and painting. Admission is only $6 person person for a guided 1 hour tour. Our tour guide "Jim" was excellent and was able to talk to most of the paintings and artifacts in the home.... More 

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

Another must if you enjoy touring historic homes, you can see how the city grew over time judging by it's view towards Strawberry Bank. Unfortunately, we toured during an art exhibit so it had a different vibe. But, the house has a great story & I highly recommend seeing all the historic homes in Portsmouth if you enjoy American history.... More 

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Thank Irishmom4
Waynesboro
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Good little visit to learn something about the history behind some of Portsmouth. We had an enjoyable time.

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Thank Joyce G
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

What a nice little place to walk to while you're in Portsmouth. You'll learn a lot about the town when it was first starting out here in America.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Building was impressive, but i think it would benefit from a shift to emphasise it's later colonial revival days and perhaps something more about its use as an early venue for social events. The docent was lively, interested and well informed. Such enthusiasm is contagious.

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