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Great presentation on the history of the 1905 Peace Treaty. Staff was friendly and had lots of information to share about John Paul Jones and local history.
Cost to tour the house is only $5. No tour guide, you walk through the house on your own. The first floor rooms are filled with dishes, tea pots, etc. In perfect condition. Paintings of people from the period and tables, etc. But no interesting history except about John paul Jones who only rented a room in the house while... 更多
This mid 18th century home offers an excellent overall view of both John Paul Jones and Portsmouth. The staff are very friendly and they are also quite informative. The only draw back is though it is billed as Jone's House, he did not actually own it, he was there as a boarder for two years.
If you are a history buff or a china collector, this would be an excellent museum for you to visit. Interesting history on John Paul Jones and the peace treaty of Portsmouth ending the Russo-Japanese War. Displays are very good. A worthwhile stop.
I was saddened to see the condition of this house that JPJ rented a boarding room in while his ship was being outfitted. It presents very poorly from the outside - peeling paint and distressed wood - very sad.
If you're a history buff you will no doubt like this place. It's full of period pieces, great storyboards, historical charm and provides a great sense of what living here during the late 18th century would have been like. After having toured John Paul Jones' tomb at the Naval Academy in Annapolis and getting a great history lesson there from... 更多
The house was not actually owned by JPJ, but, his having boarded there in addition to the historic style and nature of the home made it a worthwhile stop. They also have a very extensive collection of historical artifacts and documents from the Treaty of Portsmouth negotiations which was a pleasant surprise. We enjoyed walking through the house and imagining... 更多
My wife and I came here while in town for a couple of days on vacation. I remembered a bit about JPJ from high school history, but it was fascinating to dig a bit more into his story..legend and historical facts. Definitely worth the $7 cost of admission.