Group Tours at Governor John Langdon House (1784)
Explore a revolution
A National Historic Landmark
A visit to Governor John Langdon House takes you back to post-Revolutionary America and the early days of the republic. A three-term governor of New Hampshire, Langdon was also a Revolutionary leader, a signer of the United States Constitution, and a friend of George Washington, who visited the house in 1789.
The house features a vast central hall, elaborate carved mantelpieces, a dining room designed by Stanford White, and a large garden with perennial beds, a 160-foot-long rose and grape arbor, and a pavilion. Admission includes both a house tour and access to a rotating series of exhibitions.
143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, N.H.
Hours of Operation:
- June 1 to October 15, Friday through Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- All group tours must be scheduled by appointment. In addition to open days, group tours may be scheduled at times the museum is closed to the public.
We are happy to work with you to customize your experience.
- Guided House Tour: Enjoy an approximately fifty-minute guided tour; please allow one and a half hours for your visit.
- Gallery Walk: Add an in-depth look at our current exhibition.
- Up to 12 visitors can tour the house with each guide; generally we can accommodate up to 24 visitors in the house in one hour. Accommodations can be made for larger groups.
- Please note that the tour requires a considerable amount of standing and stair climbing. If members of your group need special assistance, please let the museum know in advance.
- Guided House Tour: $15 per adult for groups of 8 or more visitors. Additional rates apply for all other tours. Prices subject to change.
- Receptive tour operator rates available upon request.
- Tour leader or class instructor and bus driver are welcome to a complimentary tour with the group.
- A non-refundable deposit based on your maximum number is due upon booking. The outstanding balance must be paid when the group arrives on-site for the tour.
- Please call two weeks in advance to confirm a guaranteed number of visitors.
- Portsmouth was named New Hampshire’s best walking city. Enjoy an unparalleled mix of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, art galleries, and artisan boutiques. Visit Go Portsmouth NH for ideas, recommendations and events around town.
- Visit other Historic New England properties nearby. Package discounts available.
- Jackson House, Portsmouth – Jackson House is the oldest surviving wood-frame house in New Hampshire and Maine. The house was built by Richard Jackson, a woodworker, farmer, and mariner, on his family’s twenty-five-acre plot.
- Rundlet-May House, Portsmouth – A Federal mansion featuring Portsmouth furniture and technological innovations in cooking and heating. The gardens retain their original layout with plantings that were popular during the Colonial Revival period.
- Restrooms located on the grounds
- Museum shop offering an assortment of books and souvenirs
- Large garden with perennial beds, a 160-foot-long rose and grape arbor, pavilion, and wooded glade
- Food and drink are prohibited in the museum.
- Touching, leaning, or sitting on the objects is prohibited.
- Cell phones should be silenced prior to your tour.
- Your group will stay with the tour guide for the entire tour.
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