John Paul Jones House Events

John Paul Jones House Museum is located at 43 Middle St. across the street from Discover Portsmouth. The 1758 house has two galleries with changing exhibits and programs, in addition to the amazing collection of Portsmouth artifacts displayed throughout the house. The house is open Memorial Day to Columbus Day 2017. Please visit today.

John Paul Jones Jubilee 2017

John Paul Jones Jubilee 2017 September 7

& Silent Auction –
A Party & Fundraiser for the John Paul Jones House

Save the Date!
Thursday, September 7, 2017

5:30-8:30pm
Discover Portsmouth
10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH

Fabulous Auction Items • Live Music brought to you by Dry Martini • Our signature Centennial Ale courtesy of Liar’s Bench Brewing • Delicious Appetizers provided by our renowned area restaurants.

The smooth sounds of live jazz by Dry Martini, a fine wine raffle, and more than 75 stellar auction items that will sweep you off your feet with everything from fine art, to dine around town packages, getaways and experiences, jewelry and two nights out on the Isles of Shoals.

All proceeds to benefit Portsmouth Historical Society.
Members $25, Non-Members $35

Register Now

or call 603-436-8433
Event generously sponsored by:
Newburyport 5 Cent Savings Bank

John Paul Jones House Now Open with The Odd & The Elegant Exhibition.

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Open for the 2017 season

Monday, May 29 to Columbus Day, Monday, October 9, 2017
and Veterans Day, Saturday, November 11, 2017
Daily 11-5

New this year are renovations to the historic home, and the return of a special exhibition entitled The Odd & the Elegant, curated by Gerry Ward and Lainey McCartney.

Gerry Ward, curator, said, “It is a great pleasure to open the doors of the John Paul Jones House for the summer season. Once again, our visitors will have access to this grand Georgian mansion, built in 1758 and filled with collections pertaining to four centuries of Portsmouth’s history. This year, in addition to the several galleries devoted to John Paul Jones, the Russo-Japanese Peace Treaty signed in Portsmouth in 1905, Portsmouth’s maritime history, and local paintings and decorative arts, we are again featuring a special exhibition of amazing objects ‘discovered’ in storage, treasures that rarely see the light of day.” [Read more…]