Located at the Historic
John Paul Jones House
43 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH
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Welcome to Portsmouth, NH
(603) 436-3680 View Website 600 Market Street, Portsmouth
It’s not really a park. Take a tour of the USS Albacore and see what life inside was like. This historic submarine was built and maintained at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard in 1953.
Portsmouth Historical Society
(603) 436-8433 Daily and First Fridays until 8 pm for Art 'Round Town
10 Middle St. in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Portsmouth Historical Society, founded in 1917, is a nonprofit devoted to championing the history, arts, and culture of the Portsmouth region through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications. It operates two facilities: Discover Portsmouth and the 1758 John Paul Jones House Museum and Garden, a national historic landmark.
Earth Eagle Brewery
(603) 502-2244 View Website 165 High Street, Portsmouth
Hidden away in historic downtown, this nano brewery-plus-gastropub offers a truly unique experience for the sophisticated palate. Delight in their empyreal ales and wonder gruits, local guest beers, and clever cocktails. Artful eats abound for lunch, dinner, and beyond in this cozy and funky space.
Great Rhythm Brewing Company
(603) 430-9640 View Website 105 Bartlett Street, Portsmouth
This brewery just opened its tasting room in Portsmouth, although the couple has been producing their beer at other breweries since 2012. Great Rhythm focuses on hoppy pale ales and IPAs, like Squeeze, a tropical citrus IPA, and West End, a light summer session ale.
(603) 433-9505 View Website 60 Marcy Street, Portsmouth
Built by volunteers of the Strawbery Banke Museum in 2011, this sailing charter offers a variety of trips on the river from a mid-day history sail to a concert cruise with live music in the evenings. Bring a picnic and beverage of your choice along with you to enjoy this sailing charter in Portsmouth.
Isles of Shoals Steamship Company
(603) 431-5500 View Website 315 Market Street, Portsmouth
Named for a group of small islands 6 miles off the coast of Portsmouth, Isle of Shoals Steamship Co. offers sailing charters to the islands. The sailing cruise also includes a guided walking tour of Star Island, where you'll learn about the history of settlers, pirates, and the replica of Gosport Harbor, a village dating back to the early 1600s.
Piscataqua Sailing Association
(603) 436-9877 View Website PO Box 4427, Portsmouth
Located on the seacoast at the Maine-New Hampshire border, PSA brings together sailors of all levels for races in between Kittery, ME, and Rye, NH. The club hosts different classes of boats most nights of the week, with at least one weekend ocean race a month, usually on Saturdays.
Portsmouth Harbor Cruises
Take a cruise aboard the Heritage and enjoy the entertaining, light-hearted, and informative journey on the Piscataqua River. Bonus: a full-service bar on board!
Portsmouth Harbor Trail
A great way to enjoy historic Portsmouth. Entwined along the trail are 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 10 National Historic Landmarks, and over 70 points of interest and historic significance. Guided tours are available as well.
(603) 431-8748 View Website 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth
Relax and enjoy the wonderful sights of the Portsmouth waterfront. Featuring over 10 acres of botanical gardens, walking paths, docks, and grass areas for people to enjoy. Don’t miss the summer arts festival.
Prescott Park Arts Festival
(603) 436-2848 View Website 105 Marcy Street, Portsmouth
The crown jewel of the Portsmouth music scene, visitors can take in national acts right on the banks of the Piscataqua River. The River House music series serves up live music all summer long, as well as several genre-specific day-long festivals throughout the season. The best place to enjoy a night of music in the great outdoors.
(603) 430-8600 View Website 1 Redhook Way, Portsmouth
Tour the brewery and learn about several locally brewed beers for only $1. This tour includes 3-4 samples of beer and complimentary tasting glass for those 21 and over.
Seacoast Rep Theatre
(603) 433-4793 View Website 125 Bow Street, Portsmouth
Since 1988, The Rep has hosted over 400 main stage shows and youth productions. Located just below the inn, the Seacoast Repertory Theatre hosts a variety of drama, musical and children’s theater.
Strawberry Bank Museum
(603) 433-1100 View Website 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth
Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New England with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans.