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Governor John Langdon House

143 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4506
+1 603-436-3205
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Great, but Disappointing

Esteemed by George Washington as the finest home in Portsmouth, the John Langdon house is a... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Brattleboro, Vermont
An impressive building, with unimpressive contents

We visited three period homes in Portsmouth in one day. We did not enjoy this house, perhaps... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2017
Herbert M
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143 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4506
143 Pleasant St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4506
+1 603-436-3205
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Esteemed by George Washington as the finest home in Portsmouth, the John Langdon house is a classic example of Georgian architecture, with several tasteful additions over the centuries blending and enhancing its original design. As such it is a Georgian gem and well worth the...More

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Reviewed 8 October 2017

We visited three period homes in Portsmouth in one day. We did not enjoy this house, perhaps because we had come from a house with interesting and original furnishings, which helped to tell the story of the house. The Langdon house architecture is impressive, both...More

Thank Herbert M
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Governor John Langdon House was built by and for the leading citizen of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Located at 143 Pleasant Street, it was build in 1784 by John Langdon, a merchant, shipbuilder, American Revolutionary War general, signer of the U.S. Constitution and three-term governor...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 15 September 2017

We love Historic New England and have been members for years, but we were very disappointed in our visit to the Governor John Langdon House. First of all, it was difficult to park there. We have tried on three different occasions to visit this house,...More

Thank bcnett
Reviewed 13 May 2017

Worth to Visit if you interested in history.It's worth to visit Governor John Langdon House. If you around downtown.

Thank Amit S
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Not my favorite tour of Portsmouth homes, but our tour guide was very nice and knowledgeable. It is worth the visit, IMO.We did not get to see the gardens as there was a wedding when we were there.

1  Thank MerrimackMrs
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

This is a very interesting historical house. Our guide Catarina was very knowledgeable and made our visit more enjoyable.

Thank NewOrleansDeltagirl
Reviewed 24 July 2016

I’d toured the Gov. John Langdon House a few times before. The special exhibit drew me back for another visit. Jim Johnson, the tour guide, was very knowledgeable. John Langdon, John Stark, and John Sullivan are my favorite Revolutionary figures in the American Revolutionary War....More

2  Thank Maurene_K
Reviewed 19 June 2016

The building is beautiful inside and out, but there's hardly any furniture in it -- did it get destroyed, sold off, what? It was disappointing in comparison to the other historic museum homes in Portsmouth, as well as dozens of nationwide historic homes I've visited....More

2  Thank NHjo
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We enjoy touring old homes from all periods. This was a very interesting one, at all levels from the information about the residents and their servants to the kitchen and the gardens and the proximity to downtown.

Thank FoodiePilgrim
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