Wentworth-Gardner House, Portsmouth

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Historic Site · Hidden Gem · Landmark
The Wentworth Lear Historic Houses (formerly Wentworth-Gardner & Tobias Lear Historic House Association) are a pair of adjacent historic houses on the south waterfront in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Both buildings and an 18th-century warehouse are owned by the Wentworth Lear Historic Houses and are operated as a house museum. They are located at the corner of Mechanic and Gardner Streets. The two houses, built c. 1750–60, represent a study in contrast between high-style and vernacular Georgian styling. The Wentworth-Gardner House is a National Historic Landmark, and the houses are listed as the Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses on the National Register of Historic Places.

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  • We visited a number of historic homes in Portsmouth. This one is worth a stop. Our docent was informative and knowledgable.  more »
  • My son and I toured this house and were treated so well.... and we learned a lot! A very worthwhile stop!  more »
  • Great stop when visiting Portsmouth's historic sites. This house is also shown on the NH state stamp.
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