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Ladd-Gillman House

    The American Independence Museum's property includes the expansive Ladd-Gilman House (c. 1721), and the stately Folsom Tavern (c. 1775). Read More

    Barrett House

      Barrett House, also known as Forest Hall, was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. According to tradition, its grand scale was encouraged by Martha’s father, who promised to furnish the house in as lavish a manner as Barrett Sr. could build it. Read More

      Castle in the Clouds

        Retirement estate of Thomas Plant, shoe manufacturer, and his wife Olive. Nestled in the Ossipee Mountain Range. Overlooks mountains & Lake Winnipesaukee with breathtaking views. Self-guided tours offered, as well as guided tours (additional fee). Learn the rags to riches to rags story, and travel back in time as you explore the 16 room mansion. Read More

        Clark House

          The Clark House is one of three historic buildings that make up the museum. It is furnished as a typical Colonial farmhouse. Read More

          Zimmerman House

            The museum features two Frank Lloyd Wright homes, the 1949 Zimmerman House and the 1955 Kalil House. Read More

            Daniel Webster Birthplace

              The Daniel Webster Birthplace is associated with the birth and early childhood years of Daniel Webster, one of our country's most respected orators and statesmen. While the site affords a view of the early years of Daniel Webster, it also provides a glimpse of 1700s farm life in the infant years of the United States. Read More

              Pierce Homestead

                Franklin Pierce Homestead is operated by the Hillsborough Historical Society, is the boyhood home of America's fourteenth president and is a spacious and beautiful, federal style country home. Built by Pierce's father in 1804, it reflects the gracious and affluent living of the nineteenth century. A ballroom, which extends the entire length of the second floor, was used for… Read More

                Langdon House

                  Governor John Langdon House is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington “esteemed the first” in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and are ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style. John Langdon was a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary War leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of… Read More

                  Horatio Colony

                    A totally intact old New England family home representing three generations over a span of 130 years, with original furnishing and decorative arts from around the world. Read More

                    Jackson House

                      Jackson House is the oldest surviving wood-frame house in New Hampshire. The house was built by Richard Jackson, a woodworker, farmer, and mariner, on his family's twenty-five-acre plot. Read More

                      John Paul Jones House

                        The house was built in 1758 by sea captain Gregory Purcell for his bride Sarah Wentworth. After the captain's death, his widow began taking in gentleman boarders to support her large family. Her most famous guest was John Paul Jones who boarded here while overseeing the preparation of the ship Ranger in 1777. Jones returned in 1781, this time… Read More


                          This elegant three-story mansion was completed in 1763 by a crew hired by Captain John Moffatt. Captain Moffatt was a merchant-trader in New England's tall pine trees which were used for masts on English sailing ships. He also traded in molasses and rum from the West Indies, and in luxury goods for the prosperous residents of Portsmouth. The front… Read More

                          New Hampshire Farm Museum

                            The NH Farm Museum consists of two adjoining farmsteads situated on 50 acres located on Plummer's Ridge in Milton, New Hampshire. The historic Jones Farm and the Plummer Homestead date to the late 18th century and are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The farms were passed down in the same families for generations. Read More

                            Robert Frost Farm

                              The Robert Frost Farm Historic Site was home to Robert Frost and his family from 1900-1911. Frost, one of the nation's most acclaimed poets whose writings are said to be the epitome of New England, attributed many of his poems to memories from the Derry years. The simple two-story white clapboard farmhouse is typical of New England in the… Read More

                              Rundlet-May House

                                Merchant James Rundlet and his wife Jane built their home on a terraced rise and filled it with the finest furnishings available. The complex of connected outbuildings, including carriage barn and privies, borders the elaborate gardens and orchard in what was both an urban showplace and home for the Rundlets' large family. Read More

                                Saint Gaudens

                                  The 1885-1907 home and studio of sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens originally was a country tavern built in the early 1800s. The house has formal gardens, a collection of horse drawn vehicles, and the original furnishings. Read More

                                  Marston House

                                    The museum includes an 1849 house furnished with antiques. Read More

                                    Strawberry Banke

                                      Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum, a National Historic Landmark, dedicated to bringing 300 years of American history to life. Read More

                                      Pierce Manse

                                        The Pierce Manse is the only home ever owned and lived in by President Franklin Pierce, a New Hampshire native and the 14th President of the United States. Read More

                                        Woodman House

                                          Four historic homes filled with natural science, local history and art..since 1916 1818 Woodman House / 1813 Senator J.P. Hale House / 1825 Asa Tufts/Keefe House / 1675 William Damm Garrison House Read More

                                          Warner House

                                            Explore one of 18th-​century Portsmouth’s influ­en­tial fam­i­lies room by room. Built c.1716 for ambi­tious immi­grant Capt. Archibald Macp­head­ris, the Warner House is one of the old­est urban brick res­i­dences in New Eng­land, boast­ing rich archi­tec­tural fea­tures of early-​Georgian style, includ­ing old growth-​wood pan­el­ing and fine mold­ings. Ascend­ing the cen­ter stair­case, encounter four unique wall murals, con­sid­ered the old­est extant… Read More

                                            Weeks Estate

                                              John Wingate Weeks Historic Site's Mt. Prospect estate was built at the direction of John Wingate Weeks, leading conservationist, U.S. congressman, U.S. senator, and Secretary of War under Presidents Harding and Coolidge. The 420-acre Mt. Prospect estate was given to the state of New Hampshire in 1941 by John Weeks' children, Katherine Weeks Davidge and Sinclair Weeks. Set at… Read More

                                              Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion

                                                Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era. Its stateliness and impressive interior and furnishings reflect aristocratic life in Portsmouth in the 1700s. Read More

                                                Wentworth-Gardner House

                                                  The history of the Wentworth-Gardner House is a fascinating study in historic presevation. It was was built c.1760 for Thomas Wentworth, brother of John Wentworth, the last royal governor of New Hampshire. Mark Hunking Wentworth, a prominent Portsmouth merchant, built the house for his son as a wedding present. Read More