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John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth

Categories: Historic Sites, Tourist Spots
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3.6/5 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...  read 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...  read more »
  • 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
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