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Discover Portsmouth Walking Tour- do it first

An excellent walking tour to give a physical and historical perspective on this wonderful New... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Martha T
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A true gem on the Seacoast of New Hampshire

Whatever the reason for traveling in or through New Hampshire, if you have the time, I highly... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Robert L
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Start you visit at Discover Portsmouth. We offer a 12 minute film on the city's history, a beautiful museum shop, changing exhibitions, walking tours (Memorial Day - Columbus Day), city map, and public rest rooms. We are open April 1-December 23/
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

An excellent walking tour to give a physical and historical perspective on this wonderful New England port city . I was glad our family took the tour at the beginning of our stay because it gave us our bearings and inspired us to try some...More

Thank Martha T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Whatever the reason for traveling in or through New Hampshire, if you have the time, I highly recommend this charming town on the Seacoast, just across the border from Maine. It offers so many things for the casual visitor. Known for its iconic white church...More

1  Thank Robert L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An excellent interactive walking tour of this beautiful historic town. Our guide, a local, was extremely knowledgeable of the area and its history, having been born and brought up in Portsmouth. I enjoyed every minute of the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone...More

1  Thank Alison B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed the 90 minute walking tour offered along with the short movie (view before or after the tour). Lots of interesting history shared on the tour. Good pace.

1  Thank beachlover246
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This FREE visitors center has much to offer including helpful staff, several display galleries and a nice gift shop. Take 12 minutes to watch the short film on the history of Portsmouth which is a terrific introduction to the town. Staff will start the movie...More

2  Thank Karen L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The people that work there have a fountain of info on things to do and see in Portsmouth. There’s also an art display there. Should definitely be a first stop in Portsmouth.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bottom Line: Helpful guide and small gift shop/art gallery. Details: We stopped in for some info on our visit. The guide was very helpful in recommending sites and giving us directions via a map. Very glad we stopped here first.

Thank 8pixel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Took the walking tour and it was worth it. Randy our guide was very knowledgeable and well spoken. Learned a little bit of Portsmouth history. A lot of historic buildings in the area, each one with its own story. The tour starts with a 10...More

Thank Nick K
Reviewed July 14, 2018

I recently moved to Portsmouth and though it would be a great idea to attend the morning historic walking tour. The tour starts at Discover Portsmouth, a beautiful setting complete with a lovely gift shop full of Portsmouth history as well as an art gallery...More

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Reviewed July 12, 2018

Never knew much about the history of Portsmouth until we took this tour.Facinating history of the slave trade, the economic ups and down linked to a wartime economy etc. But most of all was viewing the current city and all it has to offer. Portsmouth...More

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