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Address: 43 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4302
Phone Number: +1 603-436-8420
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This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War...

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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Peace Treaty

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2016
Gma3019
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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29 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Pelham, MA
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3 of 5 bubbles 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.

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seacoast, nh
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103 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles 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 history except about John paul Jones who only rented a room in the house while... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles 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 it, he was there as a boarder for two years.

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Oak Hill
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 Japanese peace treaty.

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1 Thank N5533SHglennm
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9 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Cary, North Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 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.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 Treaty which ended the Japanese/Russian war in 1905. Even the kids will enjoy a scavenger... More 

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Blairstown, New Jersey
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2016

I was saddened to see the condition of this house that JPJ rented a boarding room in while his ship was being outfitted. It presents very poorly from the outside - peeling paint and distressed wood - very sad.

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Pittsburgh, PA
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38 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

If you're a history buff you will no doubt like this place. It's full of period pieces, great storyboards, historical charm and provides a great sense of what living here during the late 18th century would have been like. After having toured John Paul Jones' tomb at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and getting a great history lesson there from... More 

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