Portsmouth, New Hampshire

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, USA

Attractions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Amusements

  • Blueberry Bay Farm
    38 Depot Road, Stratham, NH 03885
    Located 15 Minutes from Portsmouth & Exeter
    603-580-1612, A 12-acre pick-your-own blueberry farm. more info

  • Gundalow Company
    60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03840
    603-433-9505,  more info

  • Water Country
    Route 1, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    3 Miles South of Traffic Circle
    603-427-1111, New England's largest water park. Try the Pirates Cove Kids Adventure areas with a huge pirate ship, volcano waterslides, and more. Offering everything from the high... more info

Historic Homes & Buildings

  • Gilman Garrison House
    12 Water Street, Portsmouth, NH 03833
    Nearby Exeter
    603-436-3205, Built as a fortified house, strategically sited to protect the valuable sawmills and waterpower sites owned by John Gilman. The interior of this unusual building reveals... more info  map

  • Governor John Langdon House
    143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-3205, John Langdon, merchant, signer of the Constitution, and three-term Governor of New Hampshire, built this imposing house, which was once visited by George Washington. The... more info  map

  • Jackson House
    76 Northeast Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-3205, New Hampshire's oldest surviving wood frame house is one of the earliest examples of plank frame construction in New England. more info  map

  • John Paul Jones House
    43 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-8420, The home where Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones reportedly rented a room today is a museum focused on Jones' life and the Revolutionary War era. It is a striking... more info  map

  • Moffat-Ladd House And Garden
    154 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-8221, The historic house is remarkable for its unusual Great Hall, elaborate woodwork, fine furnishings, and extensive garden. more info  map

  • Rundlett-May House
    364 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-3205, Merchant James Rundlet's home rises above the street proclaiming his early success in the textile trade with its finely veneered furniture and modern household... more info  map

  • Warner House
    150 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-5909, Georgian style mansion featuring stairwell murals and incredible historic art. It is the oldest brick house in the city. more info  map

  • Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
    375 Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-6607, The former home of New Hampshire's first royal governor, Benning Wentworth, who served in office from 1741 to 1767. Overlooking Little Harbor, this 40-room mansion is... more info

  • Wentworth-Gardner House
    50 Mechanic Street, Portsmouth, NH 03802
    603-436-4406, One of the finest examples of Georgian architecture in America, this beautifully restored mansion was built for Thomas Wentworth, brother of John Wentworth, the last... more info  map

Historic Sites & Monuments

  • Fort Constitution
    Route 1A, Portsmouth, NHNearby New Castle
    Fort Constitution, located in New Castle adjacent to the U.S. Coast Guard Station at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, is likely New Hampshire's most important and... more info

  • Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
    603-436-8433, The Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail was established to preserve the history and culture of the African-American community in Portsmouth and the New Hampshire region. 24... more info

  • Portsmouth Harbor Light House
    P.O. Box 8232, Portsmouth, NH 03802-8232
    Route 1B, New Castle
    603-431-9155, The only lighthouse on the mainland of New Hampshire, Portsmouth Harbor Light (also known as Fort Point Light, New Castle Light, and Fort Constitution Light) was... more info  map

  • Portsmouth Old Graves
    P.O. Box 606, Portsmouth, NH 03802
    603-436-5096, Experience the rich history of Portsmouth NH as told through its cemeteries featuring special events and programs listings, gravestone restoration projects, and... more info  map

Libraries & Research Centers

  • Portsmouth Athenaeum
    9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-431-2538, A non-profit membership library and museum. Filled with over 40,000 volumes and an archive of manuscripts, photographs, objects, and ephemera relating to local history,... more info

  • Urban Forestry Center
    45 Elwyn Road, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-431-6774, The center is a forestry educational facility open to the public and boasting an extensive trail system, tree identifications, salt marsh habitat, and numerous landscape... more info  map

Museums & Galleries

  • N.W. Barrett
    53 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-431-4262, N.W. Barrett Gallery was established in 1985 to show quality handmade crafts. Several hundred artists are represented in various mediums, including fine gems and high... more info  map

  • Nahcotta
    110 Congress Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-433-1705, Nahcotta features rotating exhibitions of contemporary art with an emphasis on painting. They show work that ranges from representational to abstract by some of the... more info  map

  • New Hampshire Art Association
    136 State Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery
    603-431-4230, Established in 1940 as an educational and professional nonprofit organization with a membership of over 400 juried visual artists. NHAA offers exhibits of high quality,... more info  map

  • Portsmouth Museum of Art
    909 Islington Street, Suite 14, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-0332, "The Portsmouth Museum of Art is committed to the exhibition of 21st century emerging work from around the world." more info

  • Seacoast Gallery
    371 Islington Street, Portsmouth, NH 03870
    603-766-0390, Gallery that has been designed in a casual and eclectic atmosphere where patrons enjoy wandering through this unique gallery and viewing a range of art mediums including... more info  map

  • Strawbery Banke Museum
    14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-433-1100, Open daily 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. May through October, Strawbery Banke Museum allows visitors to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical... more info

  • Three Graces Gallery
    105 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-1988, Three Graces is located in historic downtown Portsmouth overlooking the harbor. The gallery provides an intimate setting for both traditional and contemporary works of... more info  map

  • USS Albacore Museum and Park
    600 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-436-3680, Offering year-round guided tours of the most advanced U.S. Navy submarine built before the atomic submarines. Built in Portsmouth, the USS Albacore served as the... more info  map

Parks, Gardens & Zoos

  • Fuller Gardens
    10 Willow Avenue, Portsmouth, NH 03862
    Nearby Hampton
    603-964-5414, An early 20th century estate garden in the Colonial Revival style. Open to the public from mid-May to mid-October.  more info  map

  • Strawberry Banke
    14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-433-1100, Strawbery Banke is a 10-acre waterfront neighborhood and museum in Portsmouth named by the first settlers in 1630 for the profusion of wild berries found on the shores... more info  map

Science & Technology

  • Seacoast Science Center
    570 Ocean Boulevard, Portsmouth, NH 03870
    Ordione State Park, in Nearby Rye
    603-436-8043, This year-round marine education facility offering programs, camps and exhibits for all ages. Situated on 136 acres, within which you can explore seven distinct coastal... more info  map

Tours & Cruises

  • Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
    315 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-431-5500, Featuring ocean expedition whale watches, morning island walkabouts, scenic lighthouse cruises, beautiful sunset dinner cruises, island picnics, and explorations. Also... more info  map

  • Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
    64 Ceres Street , Portsmouth, NH 03801
    Next to the Tugboats
    603-436-8084, The 49-passenger M/V Heritage departs daily from downtown Portsmouth for narrated cruises of Portsmouth Harbor, spectactular trips to the Isles of Shoals, and excursions... more info  map

  • Tug Alley Too
    603-430-9556, Take a cruise in Portsmouth Harbor aboard a 38’ working tugboat. See and learn about lighthouses, forts, tugboats, Naval Shipyard, Wentworth by the Sea. By reservation... more info

Vineyards, Wineries & Breweries

  • Redhook Brewery
    35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH 03801
    603-430-8600, Conveniently located off Interstate 95, Redhook features our nation's most unique brewery. Tours include three to four samples of beer, a souvenir tasting glass, a walk... more info  map

  

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