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Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

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Beautiful Home and Gardens

I was at this house when it opened first thing on a Thursday morning in September. I was the only... read more

Reviewed 27 September 2018
Judi W
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Orlando, Florida
Beautiful gardens and architecture

I didn’t know what to expect when set out to tour this home but was pleasantly surprised by this... read more

Reviewed 30 August 2018
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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...more
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154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 3 October 2017

This is how the richest men in America lived in the 1700s, before the antebellum era in the South and the Gilded Age. The Moffatt-Ladd House, also known as the William Whipple House, was built in 1763 by John Moffatt, one of the wealthiest men...More

5  Thank Taylor B
Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 6 October 2017

We are so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden. We're so pleased you really absorbed a lot of the history of the property and family, and have a great appreciation for it! Thank you for visiting us and please come...More

Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

The two women who run the house are miserable creatures. If you have an issue with people using your space for weddings, why open yourself up to the trouble? The entire experience was agonizing, from getting yelled at for putting a piece of furniture on...More

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Reviewed 27 September 2018

I was at this house when it opened first thing on a Thursday morning in September. I was the only person waiting for a tour so Gloria gave me a private tour. She was very knowledgeable. The tour lasted about 1 hour and 15 minutes...More

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Reviewed 30 August 2018

I didn’t know what to expect when set out to tour this home but was pleasantly surprised by this home. The guides were so friendly and knowledgeable and were great about answering questions. The gardens are beautiful and well maintained by volunteers. A wedding was...More

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Moffattladd, Programs Coordinator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for sharing your experience and for your kind words. We hope you'll be able to visit us again sometime in the future.

Reviewed 22 August 2018

Toured this building and it had the most beautiful gardens. A tree and rose bush, both over 250 years old are on this property. The guide was very knowledgeable and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Very affordable to visit. They also have a quaint little...More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit! Thank you for taking the time to write a review to share your experience at the museum. We hope you'll visit again sometime!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Our trip to the Moffatt-Ladd House was a last minute addition to the itinerary. We're so glad we went. The history associated with this house was amazing. The architecture and furnishings were so interesting. And, quite frankly, seeing the tree planted by a signer of...More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to share your experience! We're so glad to hear you had such a lovely visit--and we agree that Lauren is a wonderful guide and we feel lucky to have her!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

The Moffatt Ladd House is a living history museum. Once inhabited by William Whipple, a signed fo the Declaration of Independence.More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review of the museum. We really appreciate it! We do want to clarify for visitors who have not been here before, we are not technically a living history museum. We do not have re-enactors...More

Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We came to see the house because we had some time to kill before our boat tour. The house was interesting but the gardens were incredible! What a hidden gem! They let us return after our boat tour and go through the gardens some more.

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2018

Thank you so much for sharing your experience at the museum. We're so glad that you visited us and hope you can again in the future!

Reviewed 6 July 2018

Visited on July 4th for the Declaration of our freedom. Staff was awesome and the house is kept immaculate, so glad we decided to make the trip. A wonderful piece of our country’s history.More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

We're so glad to hear you had such a wonderful visit to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden! Thank you for coming and for taking the time to share your experience. We agree that a visit here is a great way to spend Independence Day! We...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Beautiful home & gardens with fascinating history. We had a great guide in Kathy who was very accommodating of people joining the tour at different points . Very informative

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you so much for your kind words! We agree that Kathy, along with all of our guides, is wonderful. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience and we hope you'll visit us again if you ever return to the States.

Reviewed 25 June 2018

While only about 300 years old the house is well kept. Interesting facts around every corner. Would see it again if ever in Portsmouth.More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you so much for visiting our museum! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your visit and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We try hard to maintain our old structure well and we're lucky it has such great stories...More

Reviewed 25 May 2018

put this at the top of your list of the dozens of historic mansions/house to visit. Do spend a day or two visiting the many of it's kind. SO MUCH HISTORY. when i first visited as a kid there was a plexiglass 3'x3' sheet covering...More

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Moffattladd, Assistant Curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2018

Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at the museum. We're so glad to hear that you visited us once again. Back when you first saw the "tunnel entrance", it was thought there was indeed a tunnel under the street...More

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No. There are three floors with no way to get to the top other than climbing stairs.
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