Welcome to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden.Please join us as we celebrate the 250th birthday of the house, at the Our Old House Festival on saturday June 1, 2013, 12:30-4:30. For more information, please see News page for press release and photos, or visit us on Facebook.
Thank you to our Festival sponsors:EPort Wood Products, People's United Bank, Treehouse Toys,Aland Realty Group, Granite State Minerals, Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown, Piscataqua Savings Bank, Preservation Timber Framing, Boynton, Waldron, Doleac, Woodman & Scott, Ed Weissman Antiquarian, A & M Paint and Wallpaper, Atlantic Meida, Ricci Lumber, Springer's Jewlers, and Izzy's Premium Frozen Yogurt.
The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden (1763) is a National Historic Landmark and has been open to the public as a historic house museum since 1912. One of America's finest Georgian mansions, the house was built for merchant John Moffatt between 1760 and 1763. During the Revolution, it was the home of General William Whipple, one of New Hampshire's three signers of the Declaration of Independence and his wife Katharine Moffatt Whipple. In 1817 the house passed to John Moffatt's great granddaughter, Maria Tufton Haven Ladd. Her son, Alexander Hamilton Ladd, lived in the house from 1862 until his death in 1900. The house is furnished to showcase its original features and to reflect its use as a private home from 1763 through 1900. (See History for more information on architectural features, furnishings, and the lives of the house's occupants, both enslaved and free.)
Join us for the 2013 season in June!
We will be opening for the 2013 season with the OUR Old House Festival on Sat. June 1, 2013, 12:30-4:30
Regular tours and hours resume on Sunday June 2nd with tours from 1-5pm on Sunday and 11-5 Monday-Saturday (last tours at 4:30) through October
See our Events Calendar page for more information on events and programs
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