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Discover Portsmouth

Opens in 13 min: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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Super informative

Jeff Thomson was our guide and could not have been better. A former history teacher and lifelong... read more

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Chelan, Washington
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Historic Walking Tour

The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Jeff Thomson, was a former history teacher longtime Portsmouth... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Cathy R
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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 - Through October), city map, and public rest rooms. We are open April 1-December 23/
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Jeff Thomson was our guide and could not have been better. A former history teacher and lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Thomson has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the region and is passionate about passing some of that knowledge along. He really...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Jeff Thomson, was a former history teacher longtime Portsmouth resident and very well informed about all of the historic buildings. Thanks for a great day!

1  Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Discover Center not only is the starting point of the tour, but also a visitor center, gift shop & exhibition hall w/a revolving art exhibit. Housed in a former 8-room private school, it was remodeled & acquired by the Historical Society. Our 90-minute tour...More

Thank beachruler
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Discover Portsmouth is a wonderful, welcoming center for people who are visiting the town.. we received several suggestions regarding things to do and see in Portsmouth. In addition we saw a 12 minute movie about the history of Portsmouth. we came back the following day...More

Thank Talmanir
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tour provided good introduction to town. Gordon was very knowledgeable about historic sites and directions. Gave hubs and me direction related to where to visit next, how city was laid out, and where we wanted to spend our time. The short video at the visitor's...More

Thank fpk1005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in for a map and some general information. Gordon was terrific! Able to get us the maps we needed and directions to the local breweries. Good sense of humor and very informative. Perfect first stop in Portsmouth. Thanks again Gordon!

Thank Sharron G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I enjoyed watching a brief film before taking the tour. The tour was very informative and helped me plan my week and decide which other historic sites I should visit.

Thank Judi W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While we have visited Portsmouth too many times to count, we had never taken the walking tour of downtown. There is a brief movie available to watch prior to the start of the tour. We arrived at Discover Portsmouth early enough to do so and...More

1  Thank Mrs Andrew C
Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Portsmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank YOU!! Glad you loved it.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This walking tour was excellent! About 1.5 hours, $15/pp, do this on your first day in Portsmouth to get a general lay of the land and see some sites that you might want to visit later! The tour was very interesting and informative and our...More

Thank Cmalik21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nicely paced tour with several centuries of history of industrial buildings, their barons and their workers. Historian and tour leader Richard Candee is a local treasure.

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September 3, 2018|
Response from sandytravelbug |
I think it's a shop called "Treehouse Toys". Check out their website, they have tons of floppy toys... farm animals, dogs, kitties, etc.
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September 8, 2016|
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Done I see