Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1968, this 250-year-old house showcases its original features as well as its use as a private home from 1763 when it was built, through 1900. Also one of America’s finest Georgian mansions. It was originally built for merchant John Moffatt, then during the Revolution, it was the home of General William Whipple, one of New Hampshire’s three signers of the Declaration of Independence. In 1817 the house passed to John Moffatt’s great granddaughter, Maria Tufton Haven Ladd and her son, Alexander Hamilton Ladd, lived in the house from 1862 until his death in 1900.
The garden is beautiful in bloom and an English damask rose planted in 1768 by Sarah Catherine Mason Moffatt as well as the huge horse chestnut tree planted in 1776 by General William Whipple upon his return from signing the Declaration of Independence can still be seen today. The horse chestnut tree was designated the Millennium Landmark Tree for the State of New Hampshire in 2000, and is on the National Register of Historic Trees.
Hours: (2014 schedule, June 1-Oct. 19): Monday – Saturday: 11am – 5pm, Sunday: 1pm – 5pm. Tours last approx. 1 hour and last tour starts at 4:30pm.
House and Garden: Adults: $7.00, Children: $2.50.
Garden Only: $2.00. Season passes to Garden: $15.00.
154 Market St.