Tobias Lear House

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Facility:Tobias Lear House
Description:House: 1740 colonial hip-roofed Four-square
Collections: Rrestored furnished parlor, original kitchen, antique toys and furniture

HOUSE HISTORY
Home of Tobias Lear V who became secretary to George Washington. Washington visited the house in 1789 while touring Portsmouth.

The land deed to the Lear House was only recently discovered and is dated October 1738. The land was sold by Elijah Plaisted to Captain Tobias Lear III, grandfather to the most famous Lear, who became secretary to President George Washington. Tobias Lear IV brought his bride Mary Stillson here in 1759. He also worked for his cousin John Langdon, a wealthy ship builder. Tobias Lear IV was Langdon's crew chief at the building of The Ranger, the Portsmouth-built ship commanded by John Paul Jones.
A D D R E S S
Address 1:Hunking Street
Address 2:
City:Portsmouth
State/Province:NH
Zip Code:03802
V I S I T I N G   I N F O
Hours:Wednesdays in summer 1-4pm and by appointment
Admission:$4-adults, $2-children 6-14 years. Call or write for group tours.
Telephone:(603) 436-4406
Website:Visit Website
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