You can say that John Paul Jones Slept here, but this was a boarding house where he stayed for a couple of years here and there while he was in town waiting to see if he would be commissioned to a naval ship. They have some pictures and a photo of his mummified body, which was dug up in the early 1900's in Paris and brought back to Maryland to be buried at the Naval academy.
Most of the museum is devoted to the history of the Japanese and Russian Treaty that was signed in Portsmouth in the early 1900's, so if you are interested in that this is the place to go. The tour is self guided and there is a lot of reading to be done. There is a silent film of dignitaries from Russia and Japan coming from boats and riding in carriages. There are some artifacts and furniture that residents have donated. The best part of the house is the stairway in the upper hall. If you like old houses you will appreciate this house, but I found the museum a bit to text heavy for my tastes.
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