Location and Hours
364 Middle Street
Portsmouth, N.H. 03801
Please look for new hours in Spring 2021
Take I-95 to Exit 7 toward downtown (Market Street). Bear right after the railroad tracks. Turn right onto Deer Street. Turn left onto Maplewood Avenue. In three blocks, follow the right curve onto Middle Street. Rundlet-May House is three blocks down on the right.
There is ample street parking on Middle Street.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I park at the museum? Is there street parking?
There is no public parking on the Rundlet-May House property. There is plenty of unmetered parking on the street.
Do we need to take a tour or can we just look around?
All visitors to the house receive a guided tour.
Is the museum accessible to people with disabilities?
A tour of any Historic New England property requires a considerable amount of standing and some walking. Rundlet-May House has not been equipped with accessible ramps, elevators, or chair lifts. Folding chairs can be provided for visitors who would like to use them during a tour. Visitors with limited mobility may be able to enjoy a first floor tour of the house and grounds. Service animals are welcome. We encourage visitors with concerns to call ahead. We are happy to work with you to make your visit an enjoyable one.
Can I take photographs at the museum?
Interior and exterior photography for personal use is allowed at Historic New England properties. For the safety and comfort of our visitors and the protection of our collections and house museums, we ask that you be aware of your surroundings and stay with your guide. Video, camera bags, tripods and selfie sticks are not permitted. Professional/commercial photographers and members of the media should visit the press room for more information.
How can I book a group tour? What is the cost?
The cost for a group tour of eight or more is $1 off the regular admission price. Call 603-436-3205 or visit our Group Tours page.
Are dogs allowed on the property?
Historic New England welcomes responsible pet owners to enjoy our grounds. Dogs must be on a leash and under control at all times. Dog waste must be picked up and properly disposed of, off the property.
How do I become a member of Historic New England and get more involved?
Join Historic New England now and help preserve the region’s heritage. Call 617-994-5910 or join online.
Do you provide admission discounts for EBT cardholders?
EBT cardholders from all fifty states can show their card for $2 admission to house tours for up to four guests per card.
About this Project
The development of this website was funded through a National Endowment for the Humanities CARES grant. The grant program was created to provide emergency relief funding to preserve humanities jobs nationwide during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020.
Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this web resource do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.