Portsmouth By Foot

Historic & Cultural Walking Tour 
Located in Front of the John Paul Jones House
November 1, 2019 -  April 30, 2020
Cost $28  75 minutes at 10am and 1pm
Inquiries email portcitywalkingtours@gmail.com


Meet One of Your Guides 

By foot or on a bicycle, Dawn delivers an experience that you will treasure for years to come.  She has been a guide for more than 6 years and embraces the historic community and the Portsmouth Historical Society.


Working with Dawn is the Ideal Choice if You:

  • Crave insider secrets and advice from a Boston historian who can introduce you to the very best the city has to offer

  • Yearn to experience historic Portsmouth like a celebrity and delight in being entertained

  • Desire more than history and appreciate surprises along the way

  • Experience and explore Portsmouth's hidden historic past

Who Would Enjoy a Walking Tour?

  • School Groups

  • Adults

  • Children

  • Singles

  • Church Groups

  • Rotarians

  • College Groups

Downtown & Waterfront Historic Walking Tour


Portsmouth is one of America’s oldest cities and by far, it's a hidden gem with numerous significant events that have helped shaped modern day America. Portsmouth is the 4th oldest city, and happily, many of its most interesting landmarks are nestled in compact parts of the city, meaning they can be easily visited on foot. With Portsmouth's multicolored 18th-century clapboard homes, Georgian mansions, the grand white-steepled North Church — which visitors can appreciate up close throughout the walkable downtown.

The city is also dotted with contemporary cultural venues: art galleries, music and amazing food and drink offerings.  We'll stroll along the 17th-century streets and alleys of Portsmouth's historic South End neighborhood with your guide, as you trace the city’s evolution from the pre-American Revolution to the current day.

During the tour, you’ll walk in the footsteps of pioneers while learning about historic events, such as the Treaty of Portsmouth, Paul Revere's first famous ride and much more.  Our two hour walking tour will include the following historic sites, history, stories and more:

-John Paul Jones

-Frank Jones

-Music Hall

-Old Custom House Market Square 

-Moffatt Ladd House (Home of a Signer of the Declaration of Independence)

-Prescott Park - Prescott Park Sisters 

-Strawbery Banke
- Anthenaeum (Saturday from 1 - 3 p.m)

-And much more

What to Bring?

Please bring a jacket, umbrella (brollie) and clothing suitable for inclement weather.