The mission of the Warner House Association is to preserve and interpret for the benefit of the public, the 1716-18 brick structure and surrounding urban landscape. The emphasis of the interpretative program is on the stories of those who occupied the house from 1718 to 1930, with the expectation that our efforts will contribute to a greater understanding of the people of Portsmouth, the Piscataqua region, and America.
The mission shall be carried out by the following means:

  • Preserving and maintaining the 1716-18 brick house, a National Historic Landmark, with its original architecture, paneling, murals and collections, according to guidelines established by the Secretary of the Interior.
  • Providing accurate interpretation of more than 200 years of family occupancy based on documentary and archaeological evidence and using original and period furnishings to tell the story.
  • Inspiring a diverse audience through guided tours, programs, exhibitions and publications grounded in current scholarly research.

Statement last modified: Jan. 2020