Mansion Will Reopen May 21
This site is open weekends only from May 21 to June 19. It will be open Wednesday through Sunday from June 22 to September 5. It will then be open weekends only from September 8 until closing for the season October 8. Operating hours are 10 am to 4 pm. Tours are available at 10 am, 11:40 am, 12:45 pm, 2 pm, and 3 pm.
Lilac Festival Returns May 25, 10 am – 3 pm
This beloved Seacoast free event features a wide array of activities for children & families, lilac enthusiasts, and history buffs. Activities include lilac lectures & sales, art projects, treasure hunts, and an alpaca petting zoo. Ample parking is available on site and on Little Harbor road. Guests are invited come by foot, bike, kayak, or canoe. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 603-828-3359
Little Harbor Trail Open
The new walking path is finished! Be sure to go for a stroll on this 1.5 mile waterside path that connects the Wentworth-Coolidge Grounds, Creek Farm, and Portsmouth Conservation Land. Free parking & trail access are available at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion.
Frank Shapleigh’s “House Portrait” Returns Home to the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
Painted c. 1875, the “house portrait” by Frank Shapleigh shows the Mansion in the light of early dawn as a memento of his visit to the Mansion. It is one of Shapleigh’s few works of the Seacoast, as he spent much of his time painting White Mountain landscapes. This remarkable piece was left to the State of NH by Betsy Baybutt, John Templeman Coolidge’s granddaughter. The Commission is thrilled that this work of art has finally been returned to it’s rightful place at the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion.
_______________________________The Wentworth-Coolidge Commission works to help the State preserve, improve, and promote the Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion and State Historic Site. The tireless efforts of this group of volunteers appointed by the Governor of New Hampshire ensure that this Portsmouth treasure will be enjoyed for generations to come.