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Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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Great Tour - even for locals

Portsmouth is rich in history and culture and we've lived here for 35 years. We often give out of... read more

Reviewed 29 October 2017
Boston, Massachusetts
Wonderful introduction to Portsmouth

The video gives a great overview of the town. The walking tours bring that history to life... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Kent, Washington
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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.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking tour” (30 reviews)
“art exhibits” (6 reviews)
“short film” (8 reviews)
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Portsmouth is rich in history and culture and we've lived here for 35 years. We often give out of town guests our own tour of the community, sites and historical significance. We decided a tour by the "pros" was in order on a beautiful Saturday...More

Thank T S
Reviewed 27 October 2017

The video gives a great overview of the town. The walking tours bring that history to life. Discover Portsmouth has rotating exhibits that are both interesting and culturally centered.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Our tour guide, Sharon, was informative and engaging. She combined Portsmouth's history with the historical architecture of the buildings and interesting stories. Her voice was loud and clear among Portsmouth's busy streets. Be sure to wear good shoes as the tour is about 90 minutes.

Thank Sweet_Caroline_30
Reviewed 19 October 2017

We found the tour to be interesting but rather disjointed. We learned about various buildings and their individual stories but wanted to understand a broader view. I recommend that the tour start with an overview of Portsmouth, when it was settled and what brought people...More

Thank Bonnie B
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

From New Hampshire visitor center at border of NH/MA we discovered brochure for daily walking tour which started 40 minutes later.... We hopped in car and were there in 20 minutes safely. Visitor center person Robin was welcoming and terrific! Brought us into 12 minute...More

Thank David B
Reviewed 9 October 2017

I learned a bit about history on this walking tour. Sharon was a knowledgeable and funny tour guide. The walking tour used to be dog friendly but no longer is, which was disappointing since I was on a roadtrip with my dogs. Other than that,...More

Thank lafay92
Reviewed 7 October 2017

This facility is clean, knowledgeable, friendly and excited about what they do. The walking tour was awesome. Our guide knew so much about the history of this interesting port city. They provide you with additional maps and even coupons for other attractions. Wish we had...More

Thank Shelley B
Reviewed 5 October 2017

Well-paced and informative tour of beautiful, historic Portsmouth. Our two guides were very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Thank 741jill
Reviewed 3 October 2017

Discover Portsmouth, a welcome center operated by the Portsmouth Historical Society, is the first place visitors should go to find all you need to know about Portsmouth, New Hampshire, its history, arts and culture. If you are planning to stay for one, two, three or...More

Thank Taylor B
Reviewed 2 October 2017

The Discovery Center should be your first stop. They will provide you with historical and current information.

Thank luedtke33
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