Life & Death in the Piscataqua" Saturday, February 15, 2020 

10 am to 3 pm at the St. John’s Lodge Masonic Temple, 351 Middle Street (corner of Miller Avenue and Middle Street) in Portsmouth.  Advance tickets: $15 or $20 at the door (without reservations)
The symposium includes several presentations covering a diverse range of Seacoast history.  This year's  theme is Memories of Portsmouth.  Event includes presentations, light breakfast refreshments and a soup lunch. The event fills up quickly so reserve your space! Call the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden at (603) 436-8221 to reserve your space and to find out how to pay.  Tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door (without reservations). Please reserve your space before February 14th at 4 pm to get the "early bird" ticket fee.

Twilight Tour: Fashion Friday, August 9, 2019

For just one evening every year, eight of the Portsmouth Historic Sites open their doors and gardens for the Twilight Tour,  4:30-8 pm To make this evening memorable, the theme is “Fashion.” Each site offers a special focus on costumes, accessories, portraits of fashionable Portsmouth citizens and tours detailing how residents lived in the fashionable spaces.  Each ticket is good for one admission to each of the 8 participating sites on the night of the Twilight Tour and is also valid for the balance of the 2019 season for admission to any houses that visitors don’t visit on the night of the Tour. The ticket also includes, for use in the balance of the season, a ‘buy one get one’ admission to the USS Albacore and sail on the gundalow Piscataqua. Proceeds of the tour benefit the member sites of the Portsmouth Historic Sites Associates, Inc. (PHSA), and PHSA joint programming. Tickets are: Adults: $20 Children 12 and under: $8. Click here to order online.

Historic Sites

Governor John Langdon House

Gundalow "Piscataqua"

Jackson House

John Paul Jones House Museum (Discover Portsmouth open through Dec 23)

Moffatt-Ladd House & Gardens

Rundlet-May House

Strawbery Banke Museum  (historic houses, May 1-Oct 31)

Wentworth Coolidge Mansion NH Historic Site

Wentworth-Gardner House

USS Albacore*


Annual Symposium, Saturday, February 9, 2019

The event is scheduled for 10 am to 3 pm at the St. John’s Lodge Masonic Temple, 351 Middle Street (corner of Miller Avenue and Middle Street) in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Tickets reserved in advance are $15; $20 at the door the day of the event (though organizers advise that the event fills up quickly). The ticket price includes the day-long program of presentations, continental breakfast and a lunch of homemade soup, bread and dessert. For reservations, call 603.436.8221,

Program to be announced soon!

The annual event, a fund-raiser for the Portsmouth Historic Sites, will also include raffle baskets and the sale of additional items from PHHA members: Historic New England's Gov Langdon, Jackson and Rundlet-May Houses, Strawbery Banke Museum, the John Paul Jones House Museum, the Warner House, Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, the Wentworth-Gardner House, the USS Albacore and the Gundalow.