Barrett House, Forest Hall

79 Main St.
New Ipswich, NH 03071
Phone: 617-994-6675
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Barrett House was built c. 1800 by Charles Barrett Sr. for his son Charles Jr. and daughter-in-law Martha Minot on the occasion of their marriage. According to tradition, its grand scale was encouraged by Martha’s father, who promised to furnish the house in as lavish a manner as Barrett Sr. could build it. The stately house museum features Barrett family furnishings, French scenic wallpaper, and a third-floor ballroom. Open the second and fourth Saturdays of the month, June through Oct 15. Guided tours are offered 11 am - 4 pm, on the hour. Admission is $8, Historic New England members are free. Barrett House is owned and operated by Historic New England.


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