John Paul Jones House

The John Paul Jones House is a beautiful example of Georgian architecture with collections that detail life from 1623 through the 20th century in Portsmouth and surrounding areas. Portsmouth was the center of furniture trade in the 18th century, and the house has several examples of New England craftsmanship on display, as well as objects describing everyday life, and portraits. Visiting groups may tour the house, and have the option to work with an on-site educator to create customized curriculum or badge based activities to enrich the visit. 

Contact Info:
Address: 43 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801. Rockingham County. Tel: 603-436-8420. Web: www.portsmouthhistory.org. Hrs: 11AM-5PM daily. 
 
Trip Info:
Grade Level: All grades. Activity Type: Guided Activities, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1 hour. Cost: Fee/Free. 
 
 
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Social Studies.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Social Studies.  

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Historic Site Lesson Plan

While visiting one of the many historical sites around the country, such as Philadelphia’s Independence Hall or Washington D.C.’s National Mall, consider reasons for preserving them. They are historically significant and can be visited, toured, and admired. Students learn about the historical relevance of specific historical sites and the importance of preserving these sites.... Continue