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Address: 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603.436.8433
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Cute Gift Shop Friendly Staff

We e nded up going here on Sunday and were able to cast votes on the gingerbread houses on display. The gift shop was very cute with variety of good quality items. the art work on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 15, 2015
Emily H
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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Manchester, New Hampshire
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41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We e nded up going here on Sunday and were able to cast votes on the gingerbread houses on display. The gift shop was very cute with variety of good quality items. the art work on display was also a treat to look at.

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Thank Emily H
Southbridge, Massachusetts
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30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

On our recent visit to Portsmouth, we stopped into the “Discover Portsmouth Center” just because we were walking by. What we found inside was wonderful. There was a large exhibit hall that had an art show underway from so local artists. We do enjoy looking at different types and mediums for art, and we found this to be very refreshing.... More 

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Thank Bob J
Lockport, New York
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62 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Portsmouth is a beautiful place to visit. We visited in November, it was a little past peak time for the turning of the leaves but it was still colorful. We drove along the water and got some nice pictures. The town has many restaurants and little gift shops. I like to go to Stonewell kitchen to pick up jams and... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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176 reviews
50 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

This was a great first stop for us to plan several days in Portsmouth. Lots of maps and brochures and a very helpful staff to let us know what to see first and how to use our time.

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1 Thank NewillDB
Saint Augustine, Florida
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12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015

Discover Portsmouth is an ideal place to get acquainted with the coastal city. It's well worth a traveler's time to spend a half hour or more here. There's an excellent, brief film on Portsmouth's history, changing art exhibits and a lovely gift shop. The staff are friendly and knowledgeable. Truly an impressive facility.

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Thank Nancy M
Wilmington, North Carolina
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We did a walking tour from here, very good. Man was very knowledgeable. Also included in ticket price is house on Paul Revere

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Thank Sherry S
New York City, New York
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

Portsmouth has really found its place in history and has maintained the Colonial feeling of early New England mixed with hip new stores, pubs and culture. Try one of the book bars where you read and drink. Loved them! Walking the streets and visiting the stores can send you back in time and you expect to bump into our founding... More 

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Somerset, New Jersey
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85 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good place to walk around and shop, plenty of restaurants with good seafood and historic places to visit. The waterfront however, was disappointing, can really enjoy it unless you're in a waterfront restaurant or bar.

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Thank Tracker129
New Jersey
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56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We parked in the Hanover Street Parking Garage and headed to the Discover Portsmouth Center which was about a 3 block walk. We were provided with a map of Portsmouth and given recommendations on places to visit and eat based on our preferences. The employee was friendly and answered all our questions. The map is a great reference while walking... More 

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3 Thank Jeff116
Mass. - N.J.
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13 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Most visitors know that the Discover Portsmouth Galleries provide historical overviews of this port city with art exhibitions, lectures, a book and gift shop and special exhibits about local, contemporary artists. What many do not know is that there is a fabulous gallery devoted to the Black Americans of Portsmouth and the USA in a back room. The African American... More 

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