Wentworth Lear Historic Houses invites you to come aboard through September 5 and view this season’s exhibition, titled “Water, Wood & Wind: Regional Craft on the Piscataqua.” The exhibit focuses on the history and construction of watercraft specific to the Piscataqua, including: the Piscataqua Wherry, the Whitehall Rowboat, the Merry Mac Sailboat, and the Gundalow. The exhibit is installed throughout the Wentworth-Gardner House, the lawn, as well as the property's sail loft. This multi-faceted exhibit consists of: boats, historic images, boat models, schematics, artifacts, and artistic renderings of the indigenous small craft that populated the Piscataqua. Admission is included with house tour admission, or tickets to the exhibit can be purchased separately.
Located in the historic South End of Portsmouth, NH, the adjacent Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses and their mid-18th century warehouse overlook the Piscataqua River. The houses date from the mid-1700s and are classic examples of Georgian architecture. Tours are given to the public, from June through October each year.
The mission of the Wentworth-Gardner and Tobias Lear Houses Association is to preserve and enhance its structures, collections, and grounds, and contribute to the vitality of the community through education and outreach.
The Wentworth-Gardner House is also available for wedding photography. If you are interested in having your wedding photos taken at this lovely historic house, please visit our wedding page for more information.
For more information on touring the houses or having your wedding photos taken here, please click on the links above or contact us directly. We look forward to your visit!