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Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, 1763


154 Market Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730


Open: mid-June - mid-October,
Monday - Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Sunday: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Other times by appointment


Phone: (603) 436-8221, (603) 430-7968 (office)
Fax: (603) 431- 9063



This Georgian mansion was built for landowner and shipping merchant Capt. John Moffatt. Six generations of his descendants lived in the house, including Moffatt’s son-in-law, Gen. William Whipple, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a delegate to the Continental Congress. Throughout the house are many examples of Portsmouth furniture as well as a fine collection original to the house. The house is remarkable for its floor plan and its Great Hall occupies more than one quarter of the main floor and retains its French scenic wallpaper installed about 1820.
National Historic Landmark 1969
Accredited NSCDA Museum Properties


From I-95, take exit 7; turn right at end of ramp (Market Street). House is one block past the Sheraton Hotel. Continue past the house to stop sign, make right on Hanover for parking garage.