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A Must-see Gem!

In 1807 James Rundlet, a prosperous Portsmouth merchant, purchased a very large piece of land in... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Wombat27_11
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Brattleboro, Vermont
A rare combination of a beautiful period home with its original furnishings.

We visited three historic homes in Portsmouth in one day, and this was by far our favorite. The... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Herbert M
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Rockport, Massachusetts
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15 Oct 2017
“A Must-see Gem!”
8 Oct 2017
“A rare combination of a beautiful period home with its original furnishings.”
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

In 1807 James Rundlet, a prosperous Portsmouth merchant, purchased a very large piece of land in what would soon become a prime residential part of town. Both land and the house he built there were public displays of his prosperity and importance, as well as...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Wombat27_11
Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited three historic homes in Portsmouth in one day, and this was by far our favorite. The house itself is interesting, along with the beautiful gardens. But what makes the property so special is that the family left the house with all of its...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Rundlet-May House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is a historic house museum at is particularly significant because it is a well-preserved example of a high-end Federal style mansion and, even more importantly, is noted for its well-documented details of its construction and craftsmanship and latest...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is only one of many historic homes in the city, and it's one of the better ones. The period furniture is beautiful, as is the decor. It also has lovely gardens and lawns. It's a short walk from Market Square, and worth every step.

Date of experience: June 2015
1  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 21 June 2015

If you enjoy American history, please take time to visit this home. We were staying downtown & were able to walk there easily plus got to see more of Portsmouth. Lovely old home with a great story!

Date of experience: June 2015
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Reviewed 3 September 2014

There are only limited visiting days.However, it is very close to central Portsmouth and well worth the minor inconvenience. Owned by members of the same family and given intact, it presents a snap shot of their lives over many years. The furniture was bought for...More

Date of experience: July 2014
1  Thank greg t
Reviewed 15 April 2014

This was another wonderful house tour, with informed staff and furnished with charm. Its right in town and you really get a feel for the time period when Portsmouth was a booming port city. One of many great houses to visit in town.

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank betsy r
Reviewed 19 September 2012

It is really hard to get to see the Rundlett-May house as it is open infrequently - only the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from June through October. However, this house is really a treasure. It is an authentic home that was occupied...More

Date of experience: September 2012
2  Thank GreatExpectations01
Reviewed 22 April 2012

This house is often closed but hang in thereastshis is a interesting House tour of one of Portsmouth's early families. The historic info is good and improving.

Date of experience: April 2012
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