Damm Garrison House
Only intact garrison survided 1689
Indian massacre and was moved to
Woodman Institute campus in the
early 20th century. Contains displays
of colonial tools and housewares.
182 Central Avenue, Dover. Donation.
Wednesday to Sunday, except holidays,
12:30-4:30 pm Saturdays & Sundays
only December through January Closed
February 1 through March 31. 603-742-1038. MAP
Gilman Garrison House
(ca. 1690) SPNEA
Originally a fortified garrison.
June-Oct. 12 Water St. Exeter.
Admission. 603-436-3205. MAP
Jackson House (1660)
Oldest house in NH and one of the
earliest examples of plank frame
construction in New England. Admission.
June-Oct. 76 Northwest St. Portsmouth.
Admission. 603-436-3205. MAP
John P. Hale House
Home of the first abolitionist
US senator now a museum with hundres
of items from Dover history. Upstairs
shows living areas. Hale's daughter
Lucy was once engaged to John Wilkes
Booth. Part of the Woodman Institute
campus, 182 Central Avenue, Dover.
Donation. Open: Wednesday to Sunday,
except holidays, 12:30-4:30 pm
Saturdays & Sundays only December
through January Closed February
1 through March 31 603-742-1038. MAP
John Paul Jones House
Capt. John Paul
Jones lived here while supervising
the outfitting of The Ranger (1777)
and America (1781) for the Continental
Navy. Home of Portsmouth Historical
Society. May-Oct. Corner of Middle
and State Streets. Portsmouth.
Admission. 603-436-8420. MAP
Located at the American Independence
Museum at 1 Governor's Lane in
downtown Exeter, dedicated to
the American Revolution. Items
on display include rare printed
copies of the Declaration of
Independence and the U.S. Constitution.
Museum store on site. Call for
hours. Admission. 603-772-2622. MAP
Langdon House (1784)
One of New England's finest 18th
century houses. Home of N.H. Governor
John Langdon. June-Oct. 143 Pleasant
St. Portsmouth. Admission. 603-436-3205. MAP
A National Historic Landmark, this
three-story mansion is a treasury
of furnishings and architecture.
Home of William Whipple. Of special
interest are the gardens and the
original furniture of Capt. John
Moffatt. May-Oct. N.H. Colonial
Dames. 154 Market St. Portsmouth.
Admission. 603-436-8221. MAP
Moses Kent House (1868)
French Second Empire mansion on
extensive grounds that were probably
designed by Olmstead, the architect
who designed NYC's Central Park.
1 Pine St. across from Exeter
Inn. Exeter. 603-772-2044. MAP
James Rundlet's Federal style home,
furnished with the wealthy merchant's
period pieces. Middle St. Portsmouth.
Open June-Oct. Admission. 603-436-3205. MAP
Strawbery Banke Museum
A 10 acre waterfront neighborhood
and museum illustrating 350 years
of architectural and social history
through restored furnished houses,
exhibitions, period gardens,
traditional crafts and special
programs. Marcy St. Portsmouth.
Admission. 603-433-1100. MAP
Tobias Lear House
A charming hip-roofed mansion named
for President George Washington's
first secretary. Washington visited
in 1789 and later died in the arms
Lear. Fundraising is underway
to complete restoration. Open only
Wed 1-4pm in summer and by appointment.
Admission. 603-436-4406. MAP
Warner House (1716)
Fine example of an early 18th century
New England brick mansion. Contains
murals and a lightning rod said
to have been installed under
Benjamin Franklin's supervision
in 1762. Corner of Daniel and
Chapel Streets. Portsmouth. June-Oct.
Warner House Assoc. Admission.
Mansion (ca. 1741)
This 42-room mansion represents
three periods of New England architecture
and was the official residence
of Benning Wentworth, the first
royal governor of New Hampshire.
State Historic Site. Little Harbor
Rd. Portsmouth. Admission. 603-436-6607. MAP
Splendid example of Georgian architecture.
Built as a present for Thomas Wentworth,
brother of John Wentworth the last
Royal Governor of NH. A registered
National Landmark. June-Oct. 50
Mechanic St. Portsmouth. Admission.