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Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801
603.436.8433
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Ranked #7 of 24 Attractions in Portsmouth
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers, Cultural
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Scarborough, Maine
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66 reviews 66 reviews
27 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

What a beautiful town/city. Lots of history. Love the shops. There was nothing about exploring downtown that we didn't enjob.

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Houston, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
7 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We love Portsmouth, just love it. Moderate in size, Portsmouth is a very walkable small city, fairly compact, with a nice assortment of little shops, and tons restaurants of every imaginable type. The city borders on the river and entrance to Portsmouth harbor. Now, this is not the quaint little harbor you might envision at say Boothbay Maine, Portsmouth is... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This is a perfect place to stay if you want to travel up the Maine coast or south along the NH coast .....and you could stay days in Portsmouth itself.....Try the Irish pub Ri Ra on Pleasant St for dinner .....so good!!!!

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

My wife and I took a day trip here from Manchester where we were attending a wedding. We really enjoyed all the little shops and restaurants on Market Street and the surrounding area. Very quaint and what we expected in a town by the ocean to be like. The USS Albacore submarine was also cool to walk through as well.... More 

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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We stopped in Portsmouth on are way to Acadia and liked it so much we stopped on are way home vs other option. Great downtown area, shops (where I spent lots of money) great restaurants, all within walking distance from downtown area. WE stayed at the Hilton, which was wondersul.

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Kenilworth, England
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85 reviews 85 reviews
34 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We called in for some tourist information, and to see the 12 minutes historical video about Portsmouth, that provided a very good introduction to the town and its history. There was also a museum exhibition on "Bold & Brash: The Art of John Haley Bellamy" that we found interesting

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

If you're new to Portsmouth -- or even if you're familiar with the city and want to discover new shops, restaurants, museums, or events -- start at Discover Portsmouth. Helpful staff and lots of flyers and brochures will get you started. Displays related to Portsmouth's history will make your visit extra rich and interesting. Stay for their film and interactive... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
35 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Over quite soon, the Bellamy display was an unexpected bonus of this year's Portsmouth visit. Lots of objects you rarely see and enhanced by the fakes also on display, which point out Bellamy's great skill. The cupboard was also fascinating

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Albany, New York
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108 reviews 108 reviews
41 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Discover Portsmouth is the the Portsmouth, NH visitor center and it is a great place to start your visit. Make sure to see the film they show there as it provides an overview of the city and you can sense the pride the residents have in their city. I wish our city had sure a film. The staff is very... More 

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Carmel, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Portsmouth has a huge selection of places to go, see and in which to eat. Choose a spot overlooking the hustle and bustle of the Piscataqua River or Market Square. Whether nautical activity or that of happy humans, you won't be disappointed. Wander around until an historic attraction lures you inside, merchandise beckons to be discovered, or the sights of... More 

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