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Address: 50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
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+1 603-436-4406

An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors...

An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead carvers.

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Nice walking trail and views

Unfortunately we visited in May and the house wasn't open. We did sit by the water and enjoy the view. There is also a very nice walking trail out to the "viewpoint" which is... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Holderness, New Hampshire
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Holderness, New Hampshire
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225 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Unfortunately we visited in May and the house wasn't open. We did sit by the water and enjoy the view. There is also a very nice walking trail out to the "viewpoint" which is another awesome location to sit and enjoy the beauty of this historic location.

Thank hogie52
Brattleboro, Vermont
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127 reviews
32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
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 there - symmetry, light, breadth of space and the general "airiness" one expects from a... More 

Thank Wombat27_11
Eastern Mass.
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36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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.

Thank rhl01
Willow Street
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99 reviews
61 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
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 and have attractive fireplaces. One room contains an exhibit about Portsmouth's privateers of the colonial... More 

Thank Rock1774
york, me
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35 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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

Thank cc0525
dayton, oh
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146 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 July 2016

We loved the tour of this house. This house was one of the more interesting houses we have toured. It is right on the water and had lots of different rooms and nooks and crannies. It would of been a great house to grow up in! Our guide was very knowledgeable. The website, though, has the wrong tour times. There... More 

Thank Mary O
Haverhill, Massachusetts
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768 reviews
251 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 July 2016

It is now called Wentworth Coolidge now. What an awesome house. So big and right on the water with beautiful views from every window. First we got to have a guided tour of inside the house. Only $5 PP. So many floors and rooms to explore. I loved it. After we took a 1.5 mile hike all around the harbor... More 

Thank Dibird50
United States
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48 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 in recommending areas to see in Portsmouth which were low-cost/free. The house and gardens were... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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32 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

When you visit the Wentworth Gardner home you are also visiting the near by home of Tobias Lear V the personal assistant to George Washington throughout his presidency and after. The Lear home is in relatively poor condition but is apparently schedule for reconditioning work sometime in the next few years. The real jewel on this visit is the Wentworth... More 

1 Thank Road_warriorXTRM
Chocorua, NH
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2014

Beautiful house and gardens and knowledgeable guides; lots of history of Portsmouth and residents of house.

2 Thank riverbendinnkeeper

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