A National Historic Landmark open to the public since 1912
Welcome! the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden (1763) One of America's finest Georgian mansions, and home of two declarations of independence, invites you to explore history in its beautifully furnished authentic interiors, stroll in its elegant gardens, and attend our many events. See Events Calendar page for information on Museum "Boot Camp," July 13-17, 2015.
(For more on the house and its history -- see history page)
Tours begin Monday June 1, 2015, and continue every day through Sunday October 18, 2015.
Please check our calendar page for special events and hours.
If you are interested in booking an event or wedding, group tour, or would like to know more about our programs, please call the office at (603) 430-7968 or (603) 436-8221. See our Visit and Contact Information page for email addresses, and Wedding and Rentals page for rental information and prices. Arrangements can be made for special group tours, programs, and rentals from April through November. Please contact the office to make your reservation, or to determine if a specific date is available.
Thank you to everyone who participated in our First-everCelebration of Wreaths and Trees at the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden. Wreaths and Trees will return in Nov. 2016.
The weekend before Thanksgiving, the Moffatt-Ladd House, Garden, and Warehouse were transformed by the wonderful wreaths and trees submitted by our neighbors and friends throughout the Seacoast.Thank you so much to the more than 50 businesses, organizations, and individuals who contributed to this event, which enabled us to raise more than $2,000 for our children’s events and school and youth programs.We also would like to thank our sponsor, Diane Silva Realty & Associates, and our in-kind donors Blue Mermaid, Churchill Gardens, Hayden Tractor, Lang’s Landscaping, Lindt Chocolates, and the USS Albacore Marine Park.
We had a wonderful evening for our Benefit Soiree
We would like to thank all of our donors for their generous support
Food provided by:Beach Pea Baking Company, Blue Mermaid Island Grille, Ceres Bakery, Oar House Restaurant, Portsmouth Gas Light Company, Rudi’sPortsmouth, Seaport Fish, Surf Sushi, The District.
Auction Item Donors:Anneke Jans,Anonymous, Lisa Arbogast, Nancy and David Borden, Cheryl Cullimore, Escape & Rejuvenate Massage and Spa, Gundalow Company, Hilton Garden Inn Downtown Portsmouth, Isles of Shoals Steamship Company, Kennedy Gallery and Custom Framing, Kilwin’s, Iain MacKenzie Woodworking, New Hampshire Historical Society, New Hampshire Preservation Alliance, Orleans Waterfront Inn, Pickwick’s Mercantile, Piscataqua Fine Arts, Portsmouth Eats, Portsmouth Harbor Cruises, Seacoast Repertory Theatre, Smuttynose Brewery, Strawbery Banke Museum, William C. Taylor Fine Woodworking, The Colonial Table, The Music Hall, Portsmouth, Tree House Toys, Gerald and Barbara Ward, White Apron Café.
Keith Mascoll as Prince Whipple
The site is owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire (NSCDA-NH). Founded in 1891, NSCDA is a women's organization dedicated to educating the public about American history. More than 80 properties nationwide are affiliated with NSCDA and its state societies.
Owned and operated by The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire