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John Paul Jones House

43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
+1 603-436-8420
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An average visit.

A nice little museum but it really isn’t John Paul Jones’ house. The house depicts the history of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Andres72423
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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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Misrepresentation and waste

This old home was misrepresented as the John Paul Jones House, but was actually owned by someone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Joseph D
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Chicago, United States
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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.
  • Excellent21%
  • Very good55%
  • Average17%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
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43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A nice little museum but it really isn’t John Paul Jones’ house. The house depicts the history of Portsmouth but JPJ simply stayed at the home but it was not his. The historical value is in the rehab and Portsmouth artifacts contained in the house....More

Thank Andres72423
Reviewed 1 week ago

This old home was misrepresented as the John Paul Jones House, but was actually owned by someone who converted it into a rooming house that John Paul Jones stayed at for 55 days. None of the items on display are from the original house, but...More

Thank Joseph D
Reviewed 1 week ago

We love history and this was a nice stop. It was worth the $5-6. A nice docent gave us a summary and then we did our self-guided tour. Only a small part of the furnishings had to do with JPJ but the other artifacts and...More

Thank Poppavino
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The John Paul Jones House in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is significant because it is the only known surviving structure in the United States associated with American Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones of "I haven't yet begun to fight" fame. Located at 43 Middle...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 25 July 2017

Self-guided tour....docent/greeter was pleasant and helpful. I did not know much about Mr. Jones prior to the visit....so it was very informative....allow about 45 minutes to see it all.

Thank 105joel
Reviewed 13 July 2017

The house has a lot of history and some interesting exhibits. I actually like the exterior of the house and the grounds more than the interior, which was nice but wasn't architecturally outstanding.

Thank NHjo
Reviewed 3 July 2017

First - do NOT go on this tour if the temperatures are in the 90s. The docent will tell you there's an A/C unit on the top floor - it's an illusive window unit that faces a stairwell! If you really want to enjoy reading...More

1  Thank DeePartyofSix
Reviewed 1 July 2017

This home was nice and there was some interesting information about John Paul Jones but it wasn't the best museum we've seen. i would recommending it to those interested in history

Thank ksjhight
Reviewed 2 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

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

Reviewed 1 June 2017

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 4 June 2017

Many thanks for your comments!

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