The Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion is the former home of New Hampshire’s first royal governor, Benning Wentworth. The rambling, forty-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. It is one of the few royal governors’ residences to survive almost unchanged.

Be sure to go for a stroll on the 1.5 mile waterside path that connects the Wentworth-Coolidge Grounds, Creek Farm, and Portsmouth Conservation Land. Enjoy views of Portsmouth and the ocean from the viewpoint. Free parking & trail access are available at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion.


  • 5/3-5/26, Open Saturdays & Sundays
  • 5/28-9/1, Open Wednesday-Sunday
  • 9/6-10/13, Open Saturdays & Sundays
  • 10am-4pm
  • Closing for the season on 10/13


  • Tours are available at 10 am, 11:40 am, 12:45 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.


  • $5 for non-NH residents/ $4 for NH residents
  • Free for children 0-2, Seniors, and Military
  • Season passes are available

For more information about tours of the Mansion, seasonal openings, and  hours, visit the New Hampshire State Parks website or call 603-436-6607.

Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
375 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth NH

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