Wentworth-Gardner House - Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Posted by: BruceS
N 43° 04.473 W 070° 45.004
19T E 357525 N 4770579
Quick Description: Historic house in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Location: New Hampshire, United States
Date Posted: 6/27/2012 9:54:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMEQNB
"Erected in 1760, the Wentworth-Gardner House is, as restored, an exceptional example of a late-Georgian New England frame dwelling. From its principal facade, featuring a most unusual and rather successful imitation of stone, to the extremely elaborate interiors which are said to have been worked over for some 14 months, the house presents an unusually sophisticated example of architectural achievement of this period. The house was acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art with the intention of removing it to New York City. When this proved impractical for one reason or another, the house was restored and ultimately opened to the public by an association based in Portsmouth." - National Register Nomination
The house is operated as a museum along with the nearby Tobias Lear house. The houses are open for tours from mid-June to mid-October Wednesday - Sunday 12 - 4 pm. There is an admission charge of $5 for adults and $2 for children.