Governor John Langdon House

143 Pleasant St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-3205
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The Governor John Langdon House is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington “esteemed the first” in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style. John Langdon was a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary War leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire. He built this impressive home to express his status as Portsmouth's leading citizen. The Langdon House is owned and operated by Historic New England. Open Friday – Sunday, June 1 – October 15. Guided tours are offered 11 am - 4 pm, on the hour. Seasonal exhibitions. Admission is $8, Historic New England members free.


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