John Paul Jones Historic House Museum

43 Middle Street Portsmouth

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Portsmouth Historical Society
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Portsmouth Historical Society, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit devoted to championing the history, arts, and culture of the Portsmouth region through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications. It operates two facilities: Discover Portsmouth and the 1758 John Paul Jones House Museum and Garden, a national historic landmark.

Our Story

The house known today as the John Paul Jones house was built in 1758 for Gregory Purcell, a sea captain and merchant. When built, the house was considered to be at the edge of downtown and was among only a handful of stately three story homes in the city.

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John Paul Jones Historic House Museum

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