Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses

50 Mechanic St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801- Map It
Phone: (603) 436-4406

AAA Editor Notes

Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses, at 50 Mechanic St. on the Portsmouth Harbour Trail, are said to rank among the finest Georgian-style buildings in the country. The restored blocked-front 1760 Wentworth-Gardner House is known for its doorway and woodcarvings. The Tobias Lear House was the childhood home of Tobias Lear V, George Washington's private secretary; Washington visited the house during his 1789 trip to New Hampshire. Guided tours are available.
$6; $3 (ages 7-17).
Hours: Thurs.-Mon. 11-4, June-Oct. Tours depart on the half-hour. Last tour begins 30 minutes before closing. Allow 30 minutes minimum.