Special Events

Portsmouth Historic Sites Host Twilight Tour on Friday, August 11, 2017

Tickets Good for Admission to All Eight Sites on Evening of Tour or During Balance of 2017 Season

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (July 24, 2017) -- For just one evening every year, eight of the Portsmouth Historic Sites open their doors and gardens for the Twilight Tour. The event takesplace 4:30-8 pm on Friday, August 11. To make this evening memorable, the theme is “To Dine!”

Each ticket is good for one admission to each of the 8 sites on the night of the Twilight Tour and is also valid for the balance of the 2017 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 Sites Associates, Inc. (PHSA), and PHSA joint marketing and programming.

Participating in the Twilight Tour are:

  • The 1716 Warner House, corner of Daniel and Chapel Streets. Enjoy candlelight, dining décor from the 18th through the early 20th century and light refreshments at the Warner House.
  • The 1750 Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion, 375 Little Harbor Road (transportation required – not in walking distance of downtown, complimentary van transportation provided). Featuring all three families: Gov. Wentworth’s wedding to Martha, tours of the house modelled on the ones the Cushing family gave and “John Templeman Coolidge” working on a painting.
  • The 1758 John Paul Jones House, 43 Middle Street (corner of Middle and State Streets) will serve light refreshments of lavender water and shortbread cookies.
  • The 1763 Moffatt-Ladd House, 154 Market Street. The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden will have displays with a modern take on traditional dining from the 18th through the 20th centuries
  • The c. 1780 Wheelwright House, Strawbery Banke Museum. Enter at 14 Hancock Street. Hearth-cooking demonstration and light refreshments.
  • Historic New England’s 1784 Governor John Langdon House, 143 Pleasant Street. Historic place settings and refreshments.
  • Historic New England’s 1807 Rundlet-May House, 364 Middle Street. Historic place settings and refreshments.
  • The 1953 USS Albacore, 600 Market Street. Parking and complimentary van available to other sites. “Eating Underwater!” The Albacore will have historic naval place settings and submariner fare aboard a US Navy Sub.

Tickets are: Adults: $20 ($18 in advance) and Children 12 and under: $10 ($8 in advance)and are available online from the Strawbery Banke Museum website (www.strawberybanke.org/tickets), or in person at Discover Portsmouth, 10 Middle Street and each of the museums mentioned above. To reach any historic site visit www.portsmouthhistorichouses.org, or visit the Portsmouth Historic Sites Facebook page.

Interested in finding out about more special events at historic sites in Portsmouth?

Then please check out each historic house web site by clicking on the links provided on the Contact Us page of this site.

Thank you for your interest!