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Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
+1 603-436-8221
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A must see - the history is amazing!

My husband and I took this tour, and were quite amazed by the history. The gardens are beautiful... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
thinair6
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Connecticut
Wonderful Personal Guided Tour

Thank you Joan for giving my husband and me an excellent tour. Fantastic history and explanation of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
jan c
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Monroe, New York
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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 good32%
  • 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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Reviewed 2 days ago

My husband and I took this tour, and were quite amazed by the history. The gardens are beautiful. The home is currently owned and maintained by the The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America. The home contains several original pieces of furniture, and...More

Thank thinair6
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thank you Joan for giving my husband and me an excellent tour. Fantastic history and explanation of a time gone by. Beautiful gardens to sit in after hearing the story of Hamilton Ladd. The gigantic horse chestnut tree planted in 1776 is a marvel to...More

Thank jan c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a very nice tour for a very reasonable price. We learned a lot about the merchant family in Portsmouth that built this home and it was so nice to have a such a personal tour. We had a small group and it felt...More

Thank AtownMama
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a great tour of this 300 year old house which has been beautifully restored. The docent (Joan) was incredibly knowledgeable and answered all our questions. There is lots of period furniture, some original to the house. The gardens are beautiful too. The tour...More

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 11 August 2017 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 10 August 2017 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 5 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 4 August 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 21 July 2017

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 10 August 2017

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 3 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 10 August 2017

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!

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daniellemercedes14
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Response from jan c | Reviewed this property |
No. There are three floors with no way to get to the top other than climbing stairs.
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