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Excellent House Tour

I enjoyed this historic tour very much. The house and grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Judi W
Orlando, Florida
Great river view

This is a historic Georgian house in Portsmouth, with a nice facade and great views of the river... read more

Reviewed 18 July 2017
Rye, New Hampshire
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Located in the historic South End neighborhood of Portsmouth, NH, the Wentworth Gardner House overlooks the back channel of the Piscataqua River. The Wentworth-Gardner house is a classic example of Georgian architecture.
Suggested duration: < 1 hour
50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
+1 603-436-4406
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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I enjoyed this historic tour very much. The house and grounds are beautiful. Our tour guide was excellent.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Judi W
WentworthLear, Manager at Wentworth-Gardner House, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2018

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 3 October 2017

The Wentworth-Gardner House is one of two adjacent historic houses at 50 Mechanic Street on the south waterfront in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along with the Tobias Lear House and an 18th century warehouse, it is owned by the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses and are operated...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have only done a few historic home tours in Portsmouth. This one was pretty good. The home has a bunch of period pieces but not much owned by the occupants.

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a nice out of the way place to visit. The tour guide was excellent, admission cheap, the grounds were wonderful. There are hiking trails through the neighboring woods and places to sit and watch the river. If you are interested in history, architecture,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 18 July 2017

This is a historic Georgian house in Portsmouth, with a nice facade and great views of the river. There are beautiful architectural details inside, like the original wood carvings, balustrades, original wallpaper, and Delft fireplace tiles. Unfortunately, there are no original furnishings because the house...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

My visit to the Wentworth House was part of a larger adventure of visiting many historic homes in New England. Thus it is difficult to avoid comparison. This house is a perfect gem displaying the major points of Georgian house design. The "bones" are all...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed 20 September 2016

A must for history and architectural buffs. The history of this home and its occupants parallels with that of this nation. The structure itself will keep the architect in you guessing.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 31 August 2016

Beautifully restored house of a bygone era. Facing the river, the house near downtown Portsmouth is open for guided tours. Our guide read his script but did seem to be knowledgeable about the house and time period. The large rooms are furnished with period furniture...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 26 August 2016

Very interesting and informative tour. Our tour guide was a wealth of knowledge about these families. Takes about an hour.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed 8 September 2015

This was one of three houses we toured on a rainy day in Portsmouth. We were the only two on the tour on this day. The tour guide was extremely knowledgable and was happy to answer any question you had - she was also helpful...More

Date of experience: August 2015
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