1. USS Albacore
569 Submarine Way, 603-436-3680
2. Jackson House
76 Northwest Street
3. Warner House, 1716
150 Daniel Street, 603-436-5909
The earliest extant brick urban mansion in New England, It was built in 1716-1718 for Captain Archibald Macpheadris and his bride-to-be Sarah Wentworth, daughter of NH Gov. John Wentworth.
4. Rundlet May House, 1807
364 Middle Street, 603-436-3205
Shows four generations of family possessions, ranging from original 1807 wallcoverings and furniture to 20th century additions by the Rundlets’ great-grandchildren. The gardens retain their original layout with plantings that were popular during the Colonial Revival period.
5. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, 1750
375 Little Harbor Road, 603-436-6607
The former home of NH’s first royal governor, Benning Wentworth. The rambling, 47-room mansion overlooks Little Harbor and reflects aristocratic life in Portsmouth in the 1700s.
6. John Paul Jones House Museum, 1758
Corner Middle & State Streets, 603-436-8420
In 1781, John Paul Jones was a tenant of the Widow Purcell in this house, now the museum of Portsmouth men, women and children, where their stories live.
7. Wentworth Gardner House, 1740-60
50 Mechanic Street, 603-436-4406
The Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses are classic Georgian structures situated on the Piscataqua waterfront. These riverside houses were home to prominent men including Thomas Wentworth, Major William Gardner and George Washington’s secretary Tobias Lear.
8. Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, 1763
154 Market Street, 603-436-8221
This National Historic Landmark opened as an historic house museum in 1912. This fine Georgian mansion was built for merchant John Moffatt and his son Samuel. Lived in for nearly 150 years, the house was later the home of General William Whipple, one of New Hampshire’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and his enslaved servant Prince Whipple, signer of the 1779 Petition of Freedom.
9. Gov. John Langdon House, 1784
143 Pleasant Street, 603-436-3205
John Langdon was a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary War leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire. Tour his exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington “esteemed the first” in Portsmouth.
10. Strawbery Banke Museum, 1695-1950
14 Hancock Street, 603-433-1100
A 10-acre living history museum with 36 historic buildings, role-players and craftsmen showing how life was lived in this waterfront neighborhood for the past 300 years.
11. Gundalow Piscataqua
60 Marcy Street, 603-433-9505
A replica gundalow based on the original sailing vessels - the barges and semi-trucks of the 18th century Piscataqua region. Seasonal sails, tours, and education programs available.