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“Historic… Great Docents….. but….”
Review of Warner House

Warner House
Ranked #23 of 71 things to do in Portsmouth
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Owner description: The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this historic 1718 house was the site of many important decisions about New Hampshires future.
Reviewed 24 September 2016

I visited the Warner House as part of a larger adventure of visiting many historic homes throughout New England. Thus it is hard for me to avoid comparisons. This house is certainly rich in history, and it was well presented by the kind and delightfully effusive female docent we had. The murals are most interesting…. but the overall impression was one of dreary shabbiness.

The house is dark and looks and 'feels' tired…. it in no way reflects the richness, grandeur and light one finds in a typical Georgian style home of the period - and certainly not appropriate for the home of the Royal Govenor. Despite all the brilliant light of our docent, we came away rather disappointed.

Thank Wombat27_11
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

A great tour by House Manager Jeff Hooper that provided our group with a thorough history of the Warner House. Don't miss this gem!

Thank SunriseCenter
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Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

This historic home has Delft and English tiles, the family's original furnishings and serving pieces, and portraits documenting 300 years if history from 1700s Whig to American Revolution Era. Tour guides are very knowledgeable and the one hour tour is so enjoyable.

Thank Molly B
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

A tour of the Warner house in downtown Portsmouth offers an excellent combination of family history and the house itself. Unlike other historic homes, this one contains many of the original family furnishings and possessions. Our, guide, Ann, was extremely knowledgeable and provided an enjoyable, in-depth, narrative as she took us through the house. We have toured many historic homes in New England. Our experience at the Warner house was one of the best.

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Reviewed 2 August 2016

This storied home has survived for 300 years and has many of the original furnishings returned to it but the descendants of John Warner. If you like architecture and history, then this house is replete with both.

Thank 814steven
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