A National Historic Landmark open to the public since 1912
Visit & Contact Information
The museum is now closed for the season. We'll reopen on June 1, 2018 for our 106th season. For off season group tours, please call 603-430-7968
The museum is now closed for the season.
2017 Regular Season Tour Rates:
House and Garden Adults: $8.00 Children: $2.50
Garden Only: $2.00
Season passes to Garden: $15.00
The house is open for tours June 1, 2017 through October 15, 2017
Monday-Saturday, 11-5 (last tour at 4:30)
Sunday, 1-5 (last tour at 4:30)
Please check events calendar for early closings or late openings, and for special free admission days. Members of the Friends of the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden receive free admission passes to the house and garden and invitations to special programs. Shop discounts and discounts on other programs are available to members joining at the Family level or higher. See Friends page for further details.
Groups: All groups must be booked at least one week in advance.
10 or more: $7.00/person (during the season if booked in advance) Pre/Post Season group tours: $8.00/person
School and Home-School Groups: All groups must be booked at least one week in advance. Available: May through mid November. School-aged children attending in a school group are free of charge*. Free admission is also extended to 1 teacher or chaperone for every 5 students; additional adults pay the group rate of $6/person. Due to space limitations and safety concerns, children younger than school age cannot be accommodated with school groups.
*Some hands-on programs do carry a small fee. If interested, please contact us for more information.
Youth Organizations/Camps: We can work with your organization to develop special programs. We work with the Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains to offer overnight programs for girls at the Junior level. Please contact their office at (603) 627-4158 or (888) 474-9686 or visit www.girlscoutsgwm.org for more information.
Parking in Portsmouth
Parking is available in the High Hanover Garage just one block from the Moffatt-Ladd House. New parking lots have been opened in Portsmouth to improve availability. See www.parkportsmouth.com for a map of all municipal lots in the City of Portsmouth.
On-street parking is difficult in the Summer, but more available in the Fall. Meters across from the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden are three-hour meters. Meters are in operation from 9AM-7PM Monday through Saturday and from 12 noon to 7PM on Sunday. Most metered spaces are controlled by muni-meters spaced along the street. The muni-meters take change, bills, and credit cards. They dispense tickets noting the expiration time of your parking which must be displayed on the dashboard of your car.
Bus Parking After dropping off guests at the entrance to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden, buses may park in the Connect Community Church Parking Lot at 200 Chase Drive, just off Market Street, near the exit/entrance to I-95. See www.parkportsmouth.com for map showing all Portsmouth municipal lots.
Meredith Harding, Museum Properties Chairman Cheryl Cullimore, Museum Properties Vice-Chairman
Directions to the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden: From Interstate 95, North or South, take Exit 7, Downtown Portsmouth, Historic Sites. From the South, take a right at the end of the exit ramp, from the North, take a left at the end of the exit ramp. You will be on Market Street. The Moffatt-Ladd House is at 154 Market Street. The most convenient parking is at the Municipal Parking Garage at the corner of High and Hanover streets, just 1/2 block from the Moffatt-Ladd House. Parking rates are $0.75 per hour. On-street parking is $0.75 per hour. The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden is site #7 on the map shown below.
While you are here, please plan to visit the Moffatt-Ladd House gift shop. We have heirloom plants for sale throughout the season from our extensive garden, as well as seedlings from the Whipple Horsechestnut tree, dubbed “The Tree of Independence” by Famous and Historic Trees.
We also have a variety of Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden merchandise including mugs, china coasters, Cat’s Meow houses and ornaments, linen towels, and tote bags.
The Moffatt-Ladd House: From Mansion to Museum ($12) tells the story of the history of the house and its restoration, and includes more detailed catalogue entries on twenty-five objects from the museum’s collection. Alexander H. Ladd’s Garden Book, 1888-1895: A 19th Century View of Portsmouth ($20) includes a full transcription of Ladd’s diary as well as period photographs and essays on the garden’s history. Both are available by mail for an additional charge of $6.00 postage and handling.
The shop also carries a variety of related books and gifts for both adults and children.
Portsmouth, NH, is a great destination for lovers of history, nature, fine dining, kayaking, bicycling, and fine arts and contemporary crafts galleries. Two tour boat companies offering harbor and river cruises operate from the wharves just below the Moffatt-Ladd House. Portsmouth, in tax-free New Hampshire, is also a great place to shop.
The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden is a member of Portsmouth Historic House Associates and is a site on Portsmouth’s Black Heritage Trail and Harbour Trail.
For more information on restaurants, hotels, and shopping, visit www.portcity.org.