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Address: Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603-610-5510
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Activities: Hiking, Group tours/walking tour
Description: A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the...
A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the Portsmouth area.
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A great way to spend a day. Best for couples with plenty of time.

Portsmouth is never the same city you've seen before. Whether you go their daily or once a year on your way to Maine, each visit will be unique. The Harbor Trail can be... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 20, 2014
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Amherst, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Leisure walks through lovely old neighborhoods, hidden gems of parks and historical markers along the way. Wear comfortable shoes, as the brick walkways are not level!

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Portsmouth is never the same city you've seen before. Whether you go their daily or once a year on your way to Maine, each visit will be unique. The Harbor Trail can be peaceful, fascinating, and very relaxing. It can also be crowded and difficult to follow, if you're there on a busy, tourist-y day. Expect some narrow sidewalks with... More 

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Fairfax, Virginia
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273 reviews 273 reviews
247 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

We stopped here on our way to Maine and had a very pleasant experience taking in the sights. Very good seafood places and shops galore.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I went up to spend a gorgeous spring day and it was a huge disappointment. The websites make it sound as if the walk is something easily done and a nice way to spend time. Abbreviated trails and hard to find areas, I wasn't impressed. I wouldn't recommend this attraction.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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78 reviews 78 reviews
47 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Portsmouth is a nice place to visit. Lot's of scenery, architecture, and good restaurants. I recommend taking a walk and a drive along the harbor road. Then stop at the old historic fort Fort Constitution. From the shoreline you can see the old Portsmouth Navy Prison, an old gothic castle like structure.

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Birmingham, UK
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This is a great activity to do, especially if you can go on the guided walking tour which meets on select days of the week and starts from the tourist information booth outside Breaking Grounds coffee house in Market Square. My husband and I were fortunate to do this tour with Connie, a very knowledgable tour guide who has been... More 

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Folsom, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

This was a great way to spend a couple of hours in Portsmouth. I really love taking these walking tours because you feel like you get insight into the region from a local perspective. First, I need to tell you it was raining but it didn'tr dampen anyones enthusiasm, the guide or the eight participants. It was a very interesting... More 

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New York
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54 reviews 54 reviews
6 attraction reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Who knew Portsmouth was so cool? Loved this guided tour. Learned an awful lot. Glad we did it on our first day. An easy and relaxing walking tour.

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Springfield, MA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2012

Who knew signers of the Declaration of Independence lived in town (and that there's a tree that was planted by one of the signers from a chestnut he brought back from that occasion)? Naval capatains, John Paul Jones, who essentially founded the US Navy? You'll find these locations and more on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail, a sort of Freedom Trail... More 

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NJ
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

The descriptions of the harbor trail made it sound like the Freedom Trail in Boston, which is nothing close. The Chamber of Commerce no longer publishes its self-guided tour, despite their online claims, so although you can pick up a map there are no descriptions of sites either on the map or on the buildings, so you don't know what... More 

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