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Prescott Park

105 Marcy Street, next to Portsmouth Harbor, Portsmouth, NH 03801
603-431-8748
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Ranked #3 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Parks, Gardens
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San Francisco, California
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102 reviews 102 reviews
45 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

i've never reviewed a park before, but we walked by here and had some time to kill in the morning, so we walked inside. Lots of great flowers to look at during summer and the kids loved running around inside. very beautiful place and well maintained

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Tampa, Fl.
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

So fun and what a pretty location on the water. Easy walk over the Memorial Bridge from the park, as well as to gardens and historical homes.

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Boca
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200 reviews 200 reviews
47 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Annuals and perennials combined with a view of the bay make this a delightful place to stroll through. Have a picnic nearby and enjoy the view.

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73 reviews 73 reviews
43 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

Portsmouth is a very pretty town, and this was a great place to sit down and take stock after a busy morning's sightseeing. The flower beds are well looked after, the park is tidy, and you get a great view of the harbour.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

A must-see place when you're in Portsmouth. The garden was the best part. They got small fountains in the garden surrounded by colorful flowers. It was just so lovely! The park holds events and plays. I wasn't able to see one because of work (and the fog) but it is one of the things that one should experience when visiting... More

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Worcester, Massachusetts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

This small ocean front park has beautiful well-maintained gardens, with lovely pathways, fountains, sculpture. Also, the park hosts a wide range of evening entertainment during the summer.

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Bucks County, PA
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65 reviews 65 reviews
10 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 via mobile

Even if you are visiting for only a few days, check out the schedule for the Prescott Park events. There are wonderful outdoor concerts during the summer for a very reasonable donation, and fun festivals through out the year. I always try to book a table when we are in town and let the family hear something new! Last night... More

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Carmel, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Prescott Park's garden are free and themed with beds filled to the brim with colorful blossoms. Best seen in Spring, the growing season. Overlook the garden to the Piscataqua River and the busy boat life there.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Prescott Park was donated to the City of Portsmouth in 1940 by Josie and Sarah Prescott with land from various adjacent riverfront properties that they had purchased with inheritance money. Their intent was to create a riverfront park for all to enjoy free of charge. The park is approximately 10 acres in size. Along its length, it is bounded on... More

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Alexandria, VA
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98 reviews 98 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Located on the riverfront, adjacent to Strawberry Banke historical museum, this park is a major jewel in the crown of Portsmouth, NH. and definitely worth a visit. The explosion of brilliantly-colored annuals and perennials that flourish in southern New England are a beautiful tribute to the two school teachers who provided the endowment for this spectacular garden. Check out the... More

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