A National Historic Landmark open to the public as a museum since 1912
The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is now closed for the season. We’ll reopen for guided tours June 1, 2023. Thank you to everyone who visited for a wonderful season! For more details, please click here.
The purpose of the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden is to interpret American, New Hampshire, and Portsmouth history through the lives and possessions of the inhabitants of the house, both free and enslaved.
The Society collects and preserves objects and manuscripts appropriate to this history. The Moffatt-Ladd House is a National Historic Landmark Building and a member of the Great American Treasures program of NSCDA.
Checkout our Youtube channel for exciting videos about the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbLWomJCx7FXHPrlepd7mkA
We are located on 154 Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Call us at (603) 436-8221.
Find out more about our school programs and educational workshops.
History and People
Learn about the free and enslaved people who lived in the Moffatt-Ladd House.
Have a look at a day in the life of the Moffatt-Ladd House and keep up with current events.
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2021 Season A Success
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Telling the Whole Story
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The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire