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Things to Do in Portsmouth, NH

PortCity Bike Tours 

(603) 969-1866 43 Middle Street Portsmouth, NH

Tour with a local! Explore and experience the historic sites, preserved architecture, Piscataqua River, and the NH coastline. Tours are small for a personalized experience. Opening late April. Advanced bookings are highly recommended. Reserve today!

Albacore Park

(603) 436-3680  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.


Gundalow Company

(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.

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.

Prescott Park

(603) 431-8748  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  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.

Seacoast Rep Theatre

(603) 433-4793 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  14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth

Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New England with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans.

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