- Give-Aways & Offers
- Monthly Must Do's
- DIY Project Ideas
- Step-by-Step Guides
- Inspirational Photo Galleries
This famous Georgian-style home may bear the name of John Paul Jones, but the Revolutionary War naval commander only rented a room in the house from 1781 to 1782. In fact, the house was built in 1758 for Captain Gregory Purcell, whose wife took in boarders after his death. Now owned by the Portsmouth Historical Society, the house is open to the public to tour the nine bedrooms, parlor, large dining room, kitchen, and office, all decorated to reflect early 19th-century tastes.
We'll send you an email as soon as Bob Vila Academy launches
Enroll now and learn DIY basics from the next generation of home improvement experts