John Paul Jones House

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John Paul Jones House information

Portsmouth , USA
Street 43 Middle St
+1 603 436 8420
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adult/child $6/free
Opening hours
11am-5pm May-Oct
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This former boardinghouse is where America's first great naval commander resided in Portsmouth. Jones, who uttered, 'I have not yet begun to fight!' during a particularly bloody engagement with the British, is believed to have lodged here during the outfitting of the Ranger (1777) and the America (1781). The marvelous Georgian mansion with gambrel roof is now the headquarters of the Portsmouth Historical Society.