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John Paul Jones House

43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
+1 603-436-8420
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Delightful and Informative

As others here have noted, John Paul Jones did not own this house but was a long time boarder here... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wombat27_11
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Brattleboro, Vermont
Hidden American History

Docent downstairs was very well informed. Unfortunate that resources don't permit another one on... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
mfconnell
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones while in Portsmouth during the war, and now features a collection of furniture, toys, guns, canes and a historic garden.
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good56%
  • Average18%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As others here have noted, John Paul Jones did not own this house but was a long time boarder here while his ships were being built in the nearby Portsmouth shipyards. The building is a well preserved exampled of domestic Georgian architecture, complete with wide...More

Thank Wombat27_11
Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at John Paul Jones House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks! We appreciate your comments and glad you enjoyed the visit.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Docent downstairs was very well informed. Unfortunate that resources don't permit another one on the second floor. Excellent detail about Treaty of Portsmouth which ended Russo-Japanese War in 1905. Learned a lot about Colonial Portsmouth too.

Thank mfconnell
Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at John Paul Jones House, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Many thanks for your comments!

Reviewed 10 October 2016

Great presentation on the history of the 1905 Peace Treaty. Staff was friendly and had lots of information to share about John Paul Jones and local history.

1  Thank Gma3019
Reviewed 19 September 2016

We visit this place after Strawberry Banke and the Moffatt-Ladd house, and the displays were'nt nearly as impressive, but person who introduced us to the house was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic that she managed to make the visit a good one.

2  Thank MisterJJ
Reviewed 31 August 2016

Cost to tour the house is only $5. No tour guide, you walk through the house on your own. The first floor rooms are filled with dishes, tea pots, etc. In perfect condition. Paintings of people from the period and tables, etc. But no interesting...More

1  Thank Linda M
Reviewed 25 August 2016

This mid 18th century home offers an excellent overall view of both John Paul Jones and Portsmouth. The staff are very friendly and they are also quite informative. The only draw back is though it is billed as Jone's House, he did not actually own...More

2  Thank Paul G
Reviewed 17 July 2016

John Paul Jones stayed here when his ship was being refitted at the nearby shipyard. The house has little original furniture but several very interesting exhibits including a wonderful collection of old samplers and a display on the role of Portsmouth in the 1905 Russo...More

1  Thank N5533SHglennm
Reviewed 27 June 2016

This house was built many, many years ago and it was interesting to walk thru "at your own pace". Also, it was inexpensive.

1  Thank John B
Reviewed 18 June 2016

If you are a history buff or a china collector, this would be an excellent museum for you to visit. Interesting history on John Paul Jones and the peace treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War. Displays are very good. A worthwhile stop.

Thank Deborah S
Reviewed 11 June 2016

Right in the center of Portsmouth and across from the Discover Portsmouth Center, the JPJ house is a great place to stop and see/learn about Portsmouth citizens' life in the 1700-1800's. Also includes exhibits focused on John Paul Jones and the story behind the Portsmouth...More

1  Thank Beth J
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