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Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
+1 603-436-8221
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Glimpse of old New England

I may well be biased. But what an interesting visit. The gardens are beautiful. The house is grand... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Oskar-Brooklyn
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Brooklyn, New York
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Not To Be Missed

Probably the best house and garden tour my husband and I have taken. The gardens are magnificent... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lena T
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Easton, Connecticut
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Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this splendid home features an elegant 18th-century garden, interesting carvings and much of the original furniture.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
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+1 603-436-8221

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I may well be biased. But what an interesting visit. The gardens are beautiful. The house is grand but by today's standards small. These were shippers, merchants and involved in the West Indian trade. Slavery very much existed in the north and in Portsmouth and...More

Thank Oskar-Brooklyn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Probably the best house and garden tour my husband and I have taken. The gardens are magnificent and 100% true of the times. The home is maintained by the Historic Dames and is large and beautiful. The tour was 1 hour long and covered the...More

Thank Lena T
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden. Our docent was very informative and clearly communicated her love of the house and its history. This was our favorite historic home that we visited in Portsmouth. Well worth the price...More

Thank GramC8410
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to hear you and your husband had a great experience at the Moffatt-Ladd House! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your thoughts on the museum. Please come back and visit us again in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Definitely check this place out. Neat stuff! The gardens are beautiful, and the history is worth hearing about.

Thank k9riot
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your thoughts on the museum. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Please come back and visit us again in the future!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This historical home was almost passed by. It is part of the Black Heritage Trail which has many similar plaques throughout downtown Portsmouth. Each location tells a different story. This particular house had interesting history and beautiful gardens. There is a small museum gift shop...More

Thank Belmontcouple
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your thoughts on the museum. Please come back and visit us again in the future!

Reviewed 2 July 2017

Since there was only myself and a couple on the tour I attended ... it was almost like a private tour. The tour guide was very knowledgable, answered all our questions and offered up commentary to consider for a lively discussion. The historical background of...More

Thank DeePartyofSix
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the Moffatt-Ladd House! Thank you for taking the time to review us on TripAdvisor and for sharing your thoughts on the museum. Please come back and visit us again in the future!

Reviewed 8 June 2017

Our guide, Karen, was excellent and gave us great insight into the life of the inhabitants of this beautiful house. She brought it to life for us, while being very informative and knowledgeable about her subject.More

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Moffattladd, Public Relations Manager at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden. Thank you so much for visiting and for taking the time to give us a review. We hope you had a great time in Portsmouth and that you'll come...More

Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

If you appreciate historical homes and the stories that go with them, this house will not disappoint. It was been beautifully maintained and preserved, including original, ornate wallpapering and large portraits. Very large home offering lots to tour, it has amazing waterfront views and a...More

1  Thank saraysue
Moffattladd, Public Relations Manager at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to give us a kind review. We appreciate that you visited us and took one of our tours. We're glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and we hope you had a good time in the Portsmouth...More

Reviewed 18 February 2017

There are many historic house museums to tour in this area, but this was not just your average colonial. Our knowledgeable tour guide explained the Moffatt-Ladd family story and gave us informative facts about the home. We had a small, friendly tour group and it...More

1  Thank Mort J
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator, Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Thank you so much for visiting the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden and for taking the time to give us a review. We're so glad that you enjoyed your visit and we hope you had a great time in the Portsmouth area. Please come back and...More

Reviewed 8 January 2017

I have performed multiple weddings here and they do a fantastic job. Beautiful setting. Friendly and helpful staff.

2  Thank mariuccias
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator, Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

We love our couples and their officiants! Thank you for taking the time to give us a review, we really appreciate it!

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