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Discover Portsmouth

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Address: 10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
Phone Number: +1 603-436-8433
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A Biased Portsmouth native

Let me be clear... I live here and have for over three quarters of a century. I volunteer as a docent greeting visitors and helping them with their querries about what is going on... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Portsmouth NH
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Portsmouth NH
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let me be clear... I live here and have for over three quarters of a century. I volunteer as a docent greeting visitors and helping them with their querries about what is going on in Portsmouth. Although we close for Jan., Feb, and most of Mar. we are otherwise open 7 days a week. As part of our mission we... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

The small but friendly staff showed us a short video documenting the history of Portsmouth. Unfortunately, we visited when the weather was threatening to turn, so we couldn't go on the walking tour the center offers. There is also a good gift shop on the premises.

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Jessup, Maryland
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

A must visit when walking around Portsmouth. There is a short film that gives you the history of Portsmouth. a nice gift shop. We were provided with maps and places to see.

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IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Discover Portsmouth is an especially well done visitor's center for the city of Portsmouth. The brief historical video about the area and Strawberry Banke provided information to help us better understand the history and community. We were given a coupon to save a total of $4 off our Strawberry Banke admission tickets. In addition to the video there are other... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

We met our walking tour guide on a chilly cloudy morning and were lead around Portsmouth while enjoying her very knowledgeable descriptions of the historical sites. All the participants were very happy with the tour especially as our guide ran overtime thus extending our enjoyment. Great value and a must when visiting Portsmouth.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you are visiting the area for 1st time, stop here. They have a walking tour and lots of information on the town and area.

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Lexington, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

They had a short historical video on the area and they gave guided walking tours. They have a gift shop with local artist work. Great map of the area as well.

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dover, nh, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

very informative, learned a lot even though I've walked that area and been in several of the houses previously. Old photographs very helpful

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Rochester, New York
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

We enjoyed walking around Portsmouth with a tour guide and without. The guide, Sharon, was full of information we never would have gleened by reading plaques on our own. She "brought us back" in time...very interesting. The tour is longer (almost 2 hours) so plan your day accordingly. We were headed to the Hampton Seafood festival so were pressed for... More 

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Norway, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I have visited the Discover Portsmouth Center many times. The changing art exhibitions are always extensive and informative. The bookstore is large and offers a well-stocked introduction to Portsmouth history and culture. On Friday September 9, I also took a one hour late afternoon walking tour--which was one of the enjoyable walking tours I've ever taken.

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Robin L, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Portsmouth, responded to this review

Thank you! Hope you come by for our next exhibit opening November 4th! More 

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