John Paul Jones 269th Birthday Party

John Paul Jones House, Portsmouth NH 2016

Sunday, July 10, 2016 1-4pm
John Paul Jones House
UDPATE: The celebration has been relocated to Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle St.

National Historic Landmark,
43 Middle Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
free admission, house tours, music, family fun, refreshments
Father of US Navy:
“I have not yet begun to fight!”

Portsmouth, New Hampshire…Always wondered what that beautiful yellow mansion was on the corner of Middle and State Streets in downtown Portsmouth? Always wanted to come into the gardens, peek inside the house but haven’t put that on your calendar yet? Now’s your chance. On Sunday July 10 at 1pm, the Portsmouth Historical Society, which runs Discover Portsmouth and which saved the John Paul Jones House in the early 20th century, is hosting a free 269th birthday party (born July 6, 1747) for the father of the US Navy, who spoke the immortal words, “I have not yet begun to fight!”

Start by grabbing a lawn chair and making your way to 43 Middle Street at 1pm. The staff and volunteers will take it from there. The event includes patriotic festivities, live music by local folk band Great Bay Sailor, cake (of course!), and family fun. Admission and house tours are free to the public.

For more information, contact: Portsmouth Historical Society, (603) 436-8433.