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Wentworth-Gardner House

50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
+1 603-436-4406
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It almost landed in New York City

The Wentworth-Gardner House is one of two adjacent historic houses at 50 Mechanic Street on the... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Taylor B
Chicago, Illinois
Interesting house

I have only done a few historic home tours in Portsmouth. This one was pretty good. The home has a... read more

Reviewed 19 August 2017
Whippany, New Jersey
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An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead carvers.
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  • Average6%
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50 Mechanic St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4624
+1 603-436-4406
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Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Wentworth-Gardner House is one of two adjacent historic houses at 50 Mechanic Street on the south waterfront in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Along with the Tobias Lear House and an 18th century warehouse, it is owned by the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses and are operated...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I have only done a few historic home tours in Portsmouth. This one was pretty good. The home has a bunch of period pieces but not much owned by the occupants.

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed 19 July 2017

This is a nice out of the way place to visit. The tour guide was excellent, admission cheap, the grounds were wonderful. There are hiking trails through the neighboring woods and places to sit and watch the river. If you are interested in history, architecture,...More

Thank QuietTourist
Reviewed 17 July 2017

This is a historic Georgian house in Portsmouth, with a nice facade and great views of the river. There are beautiful architectural details inside, like the original wood carvings, balustrades, original wallpaper, and Delft fireplace tiles. Unfortunately, there are no original furnishings because the house...More

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 24 May 2017

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

1  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

1  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

1  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

1  Thank mco1087
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