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Wentworth-Gardner House

50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
+1 603-436-4406
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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... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
nhtoaz
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Holderness, New Hampshire
Excellent Georgian Design but Overall Disappointing

My visit to the Wentworth House was part of a larger adventure of visiting many historic homes in... read more

Reviewed 24 September 2016
Wombat27_11
,
Brattleboro, Vermont
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An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead carvers.
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good64%
  • Average0%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible0%
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“guided tour” (2 reviews)
“lear” (3 reviews)
“gardeners” (2 reviews)
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50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
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+1 603-436-4406
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank nhtoaz
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

Thank Wombat27_11
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
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

Thank Rock1774
Reviewed 25 August 2016

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

Thank cc0525
Reviewed 24 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...More

Thank Mary O
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...More

Thank Dibird50
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

1  Thank Snowbird08
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...More

1  Thank Road_warriorXTRM
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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