Warner House 300th & Its Logo

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The Warner House is turning 300 this season! Older than many towns in New Hampshire, the Warner House is truly a remarkable survivor, narrowly avoiding first the paths of two devastating early-19th-century fires and then its imminent demolition in the early 20th century for a gas station.  The museum opens on June 1st!  For more information, check out the Calendar of Events. Sign up for our e-newsletter and stay up to date with the latest events!

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    4th Annual Costumed Tea Market Square Day at the Warner House is this Saturday June 10, 2017, 12:00-3:00. Captain Archibald and his Lady Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris invite you to join them for an afternoon entertainment celebrating the ongoing 300th anniversary of the construction of their grand house.   To commemorate this event, we have set the principal rooms at a gastronomic moment in history—evening dining from 1720s-1910s —business repasts of the early and late 18th century.   To enhance your experience, garments laden with stories—such as ladies shoes and dresses, and even Jonathan Warner’s plum-red coat and vest—will be laid out in the rooms in anticipation of its wearer’s return.   At 2 PM, members of the Royal Scottish Country Dancers will perform simple dances for your edification and ask you to join them.   There will be light refreshments and croquet. Rumor has it that several guests have created new fashions for this event. Please join us for this special year with the house appointed to entertain you as it has for countless past guests.   Please join us for this annual fete as we open our doors to the public to enjoy the 1st floor of the house and the gardens. Admission is free.
  • Celtic Festival
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    Get ready to flip your kilts! Saturday, Aug. 6, 12-4 p.m.  Rain date is Aug. 7, 12-4 p.m. Join the Warner House during its 300th season for an afternoon of Celtic music!  The Celtic Festival celebrates the first owner of the house, Capt. Archibald Macpheadris. A Scots-Irish immigrant, Macpheadris was in Portsmouth about 1712, and he had the impressive Warner House built for him, c. 1716.  In 1709, Macpheadris joined the Scots Charitable Society in Boston, the oldest charitable society in the Western Hemisphere.  Representatives from the Society will be on hand to describe the Scottish presence in colonial New England.  Receive a special discount for a Macpheadris-era inspired brew at Earth Eagle Brewings. Cost is $10 members and $15 non-members.  Children 12 and under are free.  Food will be available to purchase from RiRa Irish Pub. Assitance for the festival comes from the New Hampshire Highland Games or NHSCOT.org For more information on the performers, click here.
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    Join the Warner House at the Olde Home Day and celebrate the “original brick” building’s 300th anniversary! The family reunion is open to all and includes descendants of the extended Warner and Wentworth families. Learn more about the families. The matriarch of the Warner House was Sarah Wentworth, daughter of Lt. Gov. John Wentworth and brother of Royal Gov. Benning Wentworth. Sarah married Archibald Macpheadris in 1717 and lived in this house. The Wentworths were a large mercantile family provincial dynasty, both socially and politically, and today, many of the Wentworth descendants still live in the area. • Tour the Warner House new exhibit "300 years of Dining at the Warner House" • Food includes a lobster roll, drinks and chips! • Music by the band "Penhallow" at 1 p.m. • Archaeology table • Activities for the whole family! Admission: $10 (includes one free lobster roll!)  $5 (includes one free hot dog!) What do you give a 300-year-old house? Simple. Your support. Become a member today!