Portsmouth Historic Houses Twilight Tour 2019


Tickets good for admission to all 8 houses on evening of tour or during balance of 2019 Season!

Friday, August 9th, 4:30 to 8pm

For just one evening every year, eight of the Portsmouth Historic Houses open their doors and gardens for the Twilight Tour. This year’s special hours are 4:30-8 pm on Friday, August 9. To make this evening memorable, the theme is “Fashion” as each site offers a special focus: brief talks on collections, storytelling, short plays and light refreshments.

Advance tickets: Adults $20, Children: $8
Day-of tickets: Adults $25; Children $10

Available online at Strawbery Banke and in person at the John Paul Jones House, corner of Middle and State Streets, and each of the member museums. To reach any historic site visit www.portsmouthhistoric.org, or visit the Facebook page.

Each ticket is good for one admission to each of the 8 participating houses on the night of the Twilight Tour and are also valid for the balance of the 2019 season for admission to any houses that visitors don’t get to on the night of the Tour. Proceeds of the tour benefit the member sites of the Portsmouth Historic House Associates.

Participating in the 2019 Twilight Tour are:

  • Strawbery Banke Museum, Chase House (1762) Enter at 14 Hancock Street
  • Wentworth-Gardner House (1760), 150 Mechanic Street
  • The 1718 Warner House, corner of Daniel and Chapel Streets.
  • The 1758 John Paul Jones House, 43 Middle Street (corner of Middle and State Streets).
  • The 1763 Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden, 154 Market Street.
  • Historic New England’s Governor John Langdon House (1784), 143 Pleasant Street and the Rundlet-May House (1807), 364 Middle Street
  • The 1750 Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion on Little Harbor Road (take the complimentary van from Strawbery Banke Museum or the Rundlet May House – not in walking distance of downtown). Featuring tours of the house over the centuries of three families as occupants: Gov. Wentworth, the Cushing family and John Templeman Coolidge.