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Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
+1 603-436-8221
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Lovely house and grounds ruined by staff attitudes

I love museums of this sort and visit them whenever possible. The place is lovely; the staff is... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Granville75
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Granville, Massachusetts
via mobile
Journey back in time at the Moffatt-Ladd House

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. She regaled us with family stories about the... read more

Reviewed 27 August 2016
SunshineW3239
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Boston, Massachusetts
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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.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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154 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3730
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+1 603-436-8221

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Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

I love museums of this sort and visit them whenever possible. The place is lovely; the staff is not. You work at this museum people, you are not yourselves Queen of the manor. Eat some humble pie.

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Moffattladd, Director/curator at Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 9 September 2016

We are very anxious to remedy any problems identified by visitors. Please feel free to contact me at moffattladd@gmail.com with specifics as to the issue that occurred when you visited the museum.

Reviewed 27 August 2016

Our tour guide was knowledgeable and engaging. She regaled us with family stories about the different generations of the Moffatt family and descendants. She also provided a lot of details about the architecture and furnishings in the house. The terraced gardens, which were designed and...More

Thank SunshineW3239
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Lots of history about the owners of the house, for me almost too much. Interesting, the foyer was nice, but the rest of the architecture was not as impressive as some I've seen.

Thank DYK640
Reviewed 21 August 2016

The most fascinating aspect of this house is that several generations of the same family have occupied it. Visitors are given a personal tour and our guide was able to convey what it must have been like for the people who occupied this mansion, from...More

Thank Anntmo
Reviewed 19 August 2016

Visiting the Moffat Ladd House was a nice way to see how life was back in the 1800s. House was beautiful. Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable. Great tour. Wonderful gardens.

Thank PhotosFromNature
Reviewed 11 August 2016

We were recommended this stop by folks at the Discover Portsmouth Visitor Center. Remember to bring cash! No cards here. Staff was friendly and inviting and the house was interesting. A very typical house museum, which is great if you’re into that. Would have liked...More

Thank Collin N
Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

How cool is it but to walk in the footsteps of someone that signed the Declaration of Independence! Our guide, Kaitlyn was very knowledgable and friendly. Definitely worth the time spent!

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 25 July 2016

The house was very impressive. Built in 1700's it is very well preserved. The guide was very knowledge and friendly. We really enjoyed this tour.

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 19 July 2016

Our visit to the Moffatt Ladd House was unintentional, as we stumbled upon the property as we walked around Portsmouth. Deciding to visit the house was among the best decisions of our vacation! We were fortunate to have Lauren as our guide though the home,...More

Thank John S
Reviewed 13 July 2016

We showed up right when it opened on the Friday before the 4th of July. Our personalized tour was great, and we learned a lot about the house, its history and the people who made it a special place. Be sure to check out the...More

Thank Laura E
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