Christmas Past at the Warner House

A very Warner holiday celebration! A very Warner holiday celebration!
Please join us for Christmas Past on December 3, 2016! 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Listen to the Joyful Singers in the historic Warner House. Make visiting the 300 year-old Warner House a part of your holiday tradition! We will be open Saturday December 3, 2016 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. Period tableware and place settings will be on display for the first time in several decades. Traditional foods such as Croquembouche, Shortbread, Clootie, Plum Pudding and Pain d’Epices fill the holiday table. Twinkling candles and even a Christmas tree will delight both young and old. Come hear holiday choral singing in a house designed for acoustic performances. Historic holiday treats will be served. Admission is by donation and reservations are not needed.

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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 For more information on the performers, click here.