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John Paul Jones House

43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
+1 603-436-8420
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Interesting and not overwhelming

Self-guided tour....docent/greeter was pleasant and helpful. I did not know much about Mr. Jones... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
105joel
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Good for history buffs

The house has a lot of history and some interesting exhibits. I actually like the exterior of the... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
NHjo
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Rye, New Hampshire
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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.
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43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 11 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 20 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.

3  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 26 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
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