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A National Historic Landmark open to the public as a museum since 1912

The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is open for guided tours from 11am to 4pm, Friday through Monday.  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


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.

Recent News

Have a look at a day in the life of the Moffatt-Ladd House and keep up with current events.

Telling the Whole Story

Telling the Whole Story: A Presentation on the History of the Free and Enslaved of the Moffatt Ladd…

Public Zoom: Confronting Slavery in Early New England: History, Sources, and Interpretation

The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden Presents  A Zoom Lecture and Discussion with Dr. Jared Ross Hardesty Confronting Slavery…

New: Video tours of the Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden

  Introduction to the Moffatt-Ladd House & Great Hall School Tour

Owned and operated by
The National Society of The Colonial Dames of America in the State of New Hampshire

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