Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00 Published in Latest News

This event takes place on Market Square Day.  Please be aware that parking will be extremely limited, and you are encouraged to use the MSD shuttles to access downtown Portsmouth. For more information, please visit the Pro Portsmouth / Market Square Day event page.


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Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00 Published in Latest News
Tuesday, 09 June 2015 00:00 Published in Latest News

In 2016, the Warner House will celebrate the 300th anniversary of the house's construction, which began in 1716.  The T-shirt celebrates both the tricentennial, and the spirit of the Warner House families that called the house a home for six generations.

The shirt design comes from the only known gravestone of the early house occupants, Sarah Wentworth, infant daughter of Archibald Macpheadris and Sarah Wentworth Macpheadris.  Young Sarah was buried in the Point of Graves in Portsmouth, the oldest cemetery in the state. 

Gravestone Artwear of York, Maine, designed the shirt.

Order the shirt online or during the season in the gift shop.  All proceeds support the Warner House!

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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!

Monday, 01 June 2015 06:51 Published in Latest News
 
 

Warner House Welcomes You To Our 83rd Season!

Today, The Warner House opens for the season! Soar on in for a tour from 11 to 4!

Since 1932, the Warner House has opened its doors to the public as a house museum. The house has been home to sea captains, merchants, explorers and even a royal governor. Truly unique to the c.1716 brick house are the wall murals:  the oldest, extant, Anglo-American wall paintings in America!

The eagle pictured must have flew off its mural, so this season, plan a visit and make sure its back on the wall clutching its prey.  Help support the house and the preservation efforts of its contents like the murals by becoming a member.

 

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