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Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site

375 Little Harbor Road
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone: 603-436-6607
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Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site is the former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. The rambling 40-room mansion which overlooks Little Harbor, is one of the most outstanding homes remaining of the colonial era. Its stateliness and impressive interior and furnishings reflect aristocratic life in Portsmouth in the 1700s.

The Mansion reflects five distinct periods of architecture. The extraordinary skill of New Hampshire's eighteenth century craftsmen is exhibited in the intricate hand-carved mantelpiece. The council chamber and the spy closet reveal details about daily life and government during the colonial period. Purple lilacs, descendants of the first European stock imported by Wentworth, decorate the grounds.

Guests can visit the prestigious Coolidge Center for the Arts, located in the Visitor Center on the grounds, which is now being managed by McGowan Fine Art, a gallery known for their diversity in contemporary art.

NOTE: The Mansion will not be hosting any new weddings for the summer of 2010. Booking for the summer of 2011 will begin on July 1, 2010. For more information on weddings and events click here.

Operating Schedule

Facilities: June 23 - September 6. Weekends and Holidays: September 11 - October 11. Hours: Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Tours available at 10:00 am, 11:40 am, 12:45 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Should an emergency arise during your visit, please call 911 for assistance.


Admission is $4 for NH Resident Adults (18-64); Free for NH Youth (0-17) and NH residents age 65; Non-Resident Adults $5; Non-Resident Youths (6-17) $3; Non-Resident Children (0-5) Free. Season passes are available.

Are pets allowed at Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site?

Pets are not permitted in the park. See the NH State Parks Pets Policy for more information.

Keep Your Parks Clean

Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep your parks clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.


Access for Persons with Disabilities

Please contact the park office directly for information regarding disability access needs.