2016 CALENDAR OF EVENTS*

In 2016, the Warner House celebrates 300 years from when construction on the brick mansion house began in 1716.  In addition to a few returning events, there are several 300th-themed events. 

EXHIBITS

DINING AT THE WARNER HOUSE
A season-long exhibit featuring the dining habits of the Warner House occupants (1716-1929) with vignettes in furnished rooms. Free with admission. 
 
300th CELEBRATION OF THE WARNER HOUSE
A tercentennial exhibit that focuses on the art and artifacts of the Warner House at the Discover Portsmouth Center, June to August.  Free exhibit.

SPECIAL TOUR

ARCHITECTURAL SECRETS TOUR
Mondays, 10 a.m. 
This behind-the-scenes focus tour explores the architectural evolution of the c.1716 house from first period features to later-18th and 19th century alterations and 20th-century restoration. $15 per person. Please call ahead to reserve your spot at (603) 436-5909.

EVENTS

MAY 17, 2016

Evolution of Museum Interpretation of the Warner House, 5:30 p.m.
Martha Pinello, Louise Richardson and Sandra Rux, three Warner House Board of Directors, will discuss how the Warner House has changed since it became a museum in 1932.  This lecture is part of the Piscataqua Decorative Arts Society (PDAS) and takes place at the Tyco Center at Strawbery Banke Museum.  The lecture is free for Society members and $10 for non-members.  For additional information on PDAS, click here

JUNE 1, 2016
Opening Day!
Opened to the public in 1932 as a house museum, the c.1716 Warner House celebrates 300 years in 2016 season.  Daily tours are from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Open Wednesday - Monday, closed Tuesdays. 

JUNE 11, 2016
Costumed Tea with the Royal Scottish Country Dance, 12 - 3 p.m.
The Costumed Tea is in conjuction with Market Square Day and tours of the downstairs will be available. 
Free event. Suggested donation.
 
JUNE 26, 2016
Olde Home Day, 12 - 3 p.m.
Celebrate the 300th anniversary of the Warner House with a reunion of family and friends at the original Portsmouth brick house. Tour the house and activities for the family! Music by "Penhallow" at 1 p.m. in the garden.   Food, family and fun.
$10 includes lobster roll / $5 includes hot dog
 
JULY 10, 2016
Downton Tea in Downtown Portsmouth.  2 - 4 p.m.
Back by popular demand! Learn the Warner House connection to the popular television show Downton Abbey.  Participants are encouraged to dress as their favorite characters for tea, light refreshments and other activities in the delightful garden of the English-styled Warner House.  Prizes for best costume and trivia. 
For reservations, contact the Warner House at (603) 436-5909. 
$10 members / $15 non-members
 
EVENT IS STILL SCHEDULED FOR AUG. 6.
 
AUGUST 19, 2016
Twilight Tour, 4:30 - 8 p.m.
Visit the Warner House and other historic houses as dusk approaches. Sponsored by the Portsmouth Historic House Associates (PHHA), click here for more information.
Advance tickets: $18 adults, $8 children (ages 12 and under)
Day-of-tickets: $20 adults, $10 children (ages 12 and under)
Tickets are good for admission to all nine houses.
Advance tickets are available online through Strawbery Banke Museum.

OCTOBER 16th
Closing Day!
Daily tours of the Warner House end today. 
 
AFTER SEASON TOURS
Autumn tours of the Warner House
Visit the Warner House after the official season ends, but before the house is put to bed for the winter.  For more information or to schedule a tour (with proper advanced notice), contact the Warner House at 603-436-5909.

DECEMBER 3, 2016
Christmas Past at the Warner House,  12 - 3 p.m. 
Celebrate a Warner Holiday and learn about how the family experienced the holiday season.   
Free event. Suggested donation. More info.



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