Historic Tours of Wentworth by the Sea & Moffatt-Ladd House & Gardens
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WHEN: Thursday, October 17
WHERE: New Castle, NH
TIMES: Bus leaves back left hand corner of Quest Fitness parking lot at 9:00 am & returns approx. 4:15 pm
COST: $32/participant; included transportation, historical guides & tour; Lunch cost on your own. Destination TBA.
Wentworth By the Sea, now A Marriott Hotel & Spa commands the island of New Castle, one of New Hampshire's oldest settlements. Beginning in 1874, from a perch high above the Atlantic, the Wentworth has welcomed guests with classic New England hospitality. Once the largest wooden structure on the New Hampshire coast, this "Grand Dame by the Sea" was a hub for social, business & political luminaries from around the world. The famed "Ship Building," modeled after the elegant ocean liners of the day, was exceptionally popular & offered stunning ocean views. In 1905 the hotel hosted the signers of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, which ended the Russo-Japanese War & garnered President Theodore Roosevelt the Nobel Peace Prize. Originally built for a wealthy merchant family & later the residence of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this splendid home features an elegant 18th-century garden, interesting carvings, & much of the original furniture. The Moffatt-Ladd House as built between 1760 & 1763 for the only son of John Moffatt, one of the wealthiest men in the colony of New Hampshire prior to the Revolution. Samuel & Sarah Catherine Moffatt were the first to live in the house & they took up residence shortly after their wedding in Feb. 1764. They would be the beginning of almost 150 years of the same family living in the stately home on Fore Street (now Market Street), overlooking the Piscataqua River. Min: 20 Max: 29
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