Things to do
in Portsmouth NH


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5 Reasons to Visit Portsmouth, New Hampshire. ... The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (across the river in Maine) was established in 1800 as the country's first naval shipyard. Today, the region is noted for its beautiful historic charm and many attractions.May 9, 2014

Portsmouth is drained by Sagamore Creek and the Piscataqua River, which is the boundary between New Hampshire and Maine. ... Boston is 55 miles (89 km) to the south, Portland, Maine, is 53 miles (85 km) to the northeast, and Dover, New Hampshire, is 13 miles (21 km) to the northwest.

Portland is situated on a peninsula in Casco Bay on the Gulf of Maine and the Atlantic Ocean. Portland borders South Portland, Westbrook and Falmouth. The city is located at 43.66713 N, 70.20717 W.

DescriptionPortsmouth is a New Hampshire port city on the Piscataqua River. Notable 17th- and 18th-century houses include several within Strawbery Banke Museum, where costumed staff demonstrate traditional crafts. Nearby, the 1855 North Church presides over downtown’s Market Square. Prescott Park has riverside gardens and boat docks. Northwest, former research submarine USS Albacore is in a park, alongside a visitor center.

Art and concert

Peirce Island is a historic 27-acre island owned by the city of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and is connected to adjacent outlying Four Tree Island. It is connected to the mainland by the Peirce

Go-to for local culture information

Hosting exhibits of regional art, this center offers information about local cultural attractions.

1700s mansion with tours of ornate rooms

Visitors can explore this 17th-century wood-frame house, the oldest of its kind in the state.

Colonial naval hero's home turned museum

This 48-ft. cast-iron lighthouse was built in 1878 on the site of an earlier wooden tower.


Museum with changing exhibits on Portsmouth's history set in the 1758 home of a Colonial naval hero.

Historic 1763 mansion turned museum

Restored 1784 mansion of Governor John Langdon, with tours through elaborate, Rococo-style rooms.

Historic house museum with tours

The Portsmouth Athenæum is an independent membership library, gallery and museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. It preserves material relevant to local history, and sponsors exhibitions

Cast-iron lighthouse built in 1878

Guided tours are offered at this harborfront 18th-century mansion with a scenic waterfront trail.

Submarine tours & visitor center

Museum offering tours of the decommissioned Albacore submarine as well as historical exhibits.

40 Pleasant St

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Bright, casual spot with Thai staples, plus vegetarian & gluten-free options, to eat in or take out.

10 Market St

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Homey, bi-level eatery serving classic Nepalese fare, including curried meat & vegetarian tarkari.

138 Congress Street

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Wood-fired pizzas with organic ingredients & free-range meats, made in traditional clay ovens.

35 Portwalk Pl

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

A meat-free menu of Asian cuisine served with local beer & cocktails in stylish surrounds.

212 Islington St

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Cozy joint serving specialty burgers, mocktails & craft beer in relaxed quarters with a flat-screen.

106 Penhallow St

Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Large, stylish spot offering small sharing plates of contemporary American cuisine & a full bar.

5 Portwalk Pl

Closed ⋅ Opens 11:30AM

Oysters & seafood dishes served in a hip, sleek space with a full bar offering craft beers on tap.

99 Bow St

Closed ⋅ Opens 11AM

Creative, coastal cuisine with global accents in a comfortable setting with a bar & waterfront deck.

148 Fleet St

Closed ⋅ Opens 4PM

Contemporary tavern & oyster bar offering global tapas & fresh seafood in an intimate atmosphere.