One Of The Oldest Restaurants In New Hampshire Has A Truly Captivating History

What is now the Portsmouth, NH, steakhouse dubbed “Library Restaurant,” used to be the Rockingham House. Built in 1785 the house actually never functioned as a library, that name comes from the cozy, book-filled interior of the contemporary restaurant. The property was originally a sprawling single-family mansion and has had many lives since then.

This historic building may never have technically operated as a library, but it’s pretty cool to know you can order a steak in the same building where George Washington once spent the night.

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Address: Library Restaurant, 401 State Street #5, Portsmouth, NH 03801, USA