Portsmouth New Hampshire

This popular and beautiful tourist town holds a vast amount of unique shops, history, and gorgeous old homes.

Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock Street
Portsmouth NH 03801

Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum’s restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum’s collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate and entertain.

Market Square

Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, ethnic restaurants, and many original 17th-century buildings.

USS Albacore Museum

The Albacore is a retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine that served as a testbed for other submarine systems and now gives visitors a feel for the tight quarters, tiny berths and general submarine lifestyle.

The Navy tested top-secret features that led to the high-speed silent operation used on modern U.S. submarines.

Isles of Shoals

Enjoy expertly narrated tours of the Isles of Shoals and Portsmouth Harbor. Tour with the added bonus of a guided walking tour on Star Island! You’ll hear the fascinating history and lore of Portsmouth Harbor as we navigate 10 miles of river and ocean out to Star Island, one of the first footholds for settlement in the new world. Disembark with our tour guide and explore Star Island.

Your guide will walk you through over 400 years of rich history including the charting of the Isles in 1614.

Prescott Park

105 Marcy Street
Portsmouth, NH
(next to Portsmouth Harbor)

Prescott Park was created and has been maintained by the terms of the last will and testament of Josie F. Prescott. She was a life long resident of the City of Portsmouth.

It was her wish that a public park, free and accessible to all, be established along the Portsmouth waterfront replacing what had become a run-down industrial area of Portsmouth.

Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

154 Market Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Originally built for a wealthy merchant family, and later the residence of one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, this splendid home features an elegant 18th-century garden, interesting carvings, and much of the original furniture.

Guided tours of the house are available June 1 through mid-October, Monday-Saturday 11 am to 5 pm and Sundays 1-5 pm.

Portsmouth Harbor Trail

A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the Portsmouth area.

Downtown Portsmouth and its adjacent neighborhoods, the South End and North End, include many points of scenic and historic significance, including 10 buildings on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 10 National Historic Landmarks, and three homes maintained by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities.

Beara Brewing Company

2800 Lafayette Road
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Beara Brewing Company is an Irish brewery located in Portsmouth, NH. They produce fine craft brews with genuine imported Irish Barley Malt for the discerning public.

They have a taproom, brew on-site so the beer is fresh and unfiltered.

They offer 6 brews on tap, as long as they last. You can learn about beer by asking questions of the bartenders.

Portsmouth Athenaeum

The name “Athenæum” was used by a number of societies established during the nineteenth century to describe institutions with broader aims than just a library. The term is derived from Athena, the Greek goddess of wisdom, and the classical temple of the arts and sciences named to honor her.

Both the research library and the exhibition gallery are free and open to the public. The public entrance is shared with Ireland on the Square (6 Market Square). The research library and gallery are on the third floor.

LaBelle Winery

104 Congress Street
Portsmouth, New Hampshire

A fun stop!

A great way to cap off a day in Portsmouth. Let their expert tasting room representatives guide you through a sampling of our wines – all produced in their dynamic, state-of-the-art winemaking facility in Amherst.

During your wine tasting, select from over 35 of their different wines!