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Address: 10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
Phone Number: 603.436.8433
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A wonderful Colonial city with great history

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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New York City, New York
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New York City, New York
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

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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New Jersey
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26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 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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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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Plovdiv, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

It was my second time visiting this city, acctually I like it very much. Its nice and calm place. People are polite and helpfull. Definately it deserves to spent one or two days there. they have amazing park and Gunwarf (place with a tower that looks like Burj Al Arab in Dubai)

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Washington Township, New Jersey, United States
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51 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

The twelve minute movie sets the context well, and the friendly greeters gave good pointers on where to go!

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Connecticut
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51 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Discover Portsmouth is a wonderful place to start a visit to Portsmouth. The well informed staff offers maps and guides and recommendations about attractions. Daily happenings are listed on a chalkboard. A 12 minute introductory movie about the history and people of Portsmouth is shown whenever requested and is well worth viewing. Local arts and crafts are for sale and... More 

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Hampton Beach, New Hampshire, United States
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Happy to see a good show of local talent in the arts. Pottery, oils, water colors and wood carvings. all of top quality

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NYC
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145 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Short film giving town's history, VERY helpful staff recommending many things to do. So glad we stopped in here at the beginning of our visit.

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Rennes, France
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15 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

The centre is really nice, small yes but the view of the river is just wonderful! And you can't leave without taking a local beer on one of the restaurants desks! Even more beautiful at the sunset :)

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