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John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth
(4/5 based on 45+ reviews on the web)
The house known today as the John Paul Jones house was built in 1758 for Gregory Purcell, a sea captain and merchant. When built, the house was considered to be at the edge of downtown and was amongst only a handful of stately three story homes in the city.
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  • Great presentation on the history of the 1905 Peace Treaty. Staff was friendly and had lots of information to share about John Paul Jones and local history. 
  • We visit this place after Strawberry Banke and the Moffatt-Ladd house, and the displays were'nt nearly as impressive, but person who introduced us to the house was so knowledgeable and enthusiastic th...  more »
  • Cost to tour the house is only $5. No tour guide, you walk through the house on your own. The first floor rooms are filled with dishes, tea pots, etc. In perfect condition. Paintings of people from th...  more »
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  • Beautiful old colonial home. Lots of information. Walk through at your own pace.
  • I grew up in Portsmouth and still miss every thing about it. My paternal Grandfather who moved to Portsmouth from Greece in early 1900 purchased the land that is now Pease(Airforce Base at the time). My Dad was born in 1929 after my paternal Grandmother (YiaYia) came over once my Papoo had a farm going on well on aforementioned land. Then Dad came along. He was in Germany serving our country at the time of government "stole our families land/farm". Dad tried to win them in court once he returned home and found this out So horrible!! My maternal Grandparents lived in Manchester, New Hampshire. Many memories of my greatfranparents farm!! When my grandparents moved to Portsmouth, they ended up having 6 girls and 1 boy! Brave souls!! They are all still here and well except my most dear and deepmy loved Mom (&Dad). 😢😘❤❤. I love you & miss you both!❤❤. Anyway....Been back many times and I sleep well there and feel totally calm!! We had moved to Fl:(. Hated everything here and did not want to talk to my parents!!! I was only a teen who was happy, had many family members and NEVER thought I'd leave:( One thing that's changed in recent years (for the worse) is the huge influx of people!!! Anyway, a little history to add to local history!! 😋💛😋
  • What an incredible number of displays from the 1600-1900. The Historic collections of John Paul Jones, the Portsmouth Peace Treaty and the newest display of the Odd and Elegant are fascinating.
  • Well kept,a piece of history