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Ranked #1 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #2 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; History Museums
Owner description: View and visit some of the numerous buildings at this 10-acre outdoor museum that traces the history of this seaport town,... more » Owner description: View and visit some of the numerous buildings at this 10-acre outdoor museum that traces the history of this seaport town, with costumed interpreters providing demonstrations of trades and insights into earlier Portsmouth times. « less
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Ranked #3 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
Owner description: The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries,... more » Owner description: The heart of downtown, where several walking tours begin, Market Square is a center of activity with art galleries, bookstores, antique shops, ethnic restaurants and many original 17th-century buildings. « less
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Ranked #4 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks
Nine isolated, barren islands off the coast of New Hampshire.
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Ranked #5 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: History Museums; Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served as a test bed for other submarine systems and now... more » Owner description: Kids will love exploring this retired 1953 U.S. Navy submarine which served as a test bed for other submarine systems and now gives visitors a feel for the tight quarters, tiny berths and general submarine lifestyle. « less
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Ranked #6 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Traveler Resources
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Ranked #7 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Gardens

Located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth, overlooking the Piscataqua River and the Moffatt family's wharves, the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is one of America's finest... more »

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Ranked #8 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones while in Portsmouth... more » Owner description: This 1758 colonial, gambrel-roofed house was the home of Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones while in Portsmouth during the war, and now features a collection of furniture, toys, guns, canes and a historic garden. « less
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Ranked #10 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: An historic stop on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that contains America's oldest working Brattle organ and a rare copy of the... more » Owner description: An historic stop on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that contains America's oldest working Brattle organ and a rare copy of the Vinegar Bible. « less
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Ranked #11 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Walking Areas; Landmarks

The Portsmouth Harbour Trail is similar to Boston's Freedom Trail in that it links together many of the historic homes, the working waterfront, colorful Prescott Park, vibrant... more »

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Ranked #12 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Libraries; Traveler Resources
This library was established in 1817 and has a noteworthy collection of rare and old publications.
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Ranked #13 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Water Parks; Amusement Parks
Owner description: No one packs more fun into a water park than Water Country! We’ve got over 26 acres of your kind of fun for the whole family.... more » Owner description: No one packs more fun into a water park than Water Country! We’ve got over 26 acres of your kind of fun for the whole family. Then again, we are New England's Largest, Cleanest, Safest, and Friendliest Waterpark! With cabanas and picnic areas, Water Country is the perfect place for your next birthday, party, family reunion, or group outing. Attractions like the all new Dr. Von Dark’s Tunnel Of Terror, Adventure River, and the Tahiti Tree House for children, ensure everyone has a good time at Water Country! « less
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Ranked #14 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: NJM Gallery features fine, contemporary art glass by 100 different artists. Everything is hand made in the USA. You'll find... more » Owner description: NJM Gallery features fine, contemporary art glass by 100 different artists. Everything is hand made in the USA. You'll find vases, paperweights, jewelry, perfume bottles and more. « less
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Ranked #16 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this historic 1718 house was the site of many... more » Owner description: The governor's mansion when Portsmouth was state capital in the 1700s, this historic 1718 house was the site of many important decisions about New Hampshires future. « less
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Ranked #17 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Art Galleries
Owner description: This is the gallery and studio of artist and master printer Don Gorvett. Mr Gorvett is known for his large powerful... more » Owner description: This is the gallery and studio of artist and master printer Don Gorvett. Mr Gorvett is known for his large powerful reduction woodcut that reflect the maritime architecture and history of New England. « less
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Ranked #18 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead... more » Owner description: An historic attraction on the Portsmouth Harbor Trail that has interiors decorated by New England's renowned figurehead carvers. « less
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Ranked #19 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Restored old store located within Strawbery Banke.
Ranked #20 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Gardens; Nature and Parks
This tiny, fragile garden of annuals has been kept alive by the field station director.
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Ranked #21 of 25 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Art Galleries
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Category: Cemeteries; Landmarks
Owner description: Many notable historic figures from pre-Revolution days rest here - governors, counselors and secretaries of the Province of... more » Owner description: Many notable historic figures from pre-Revolution days rest here - governors, counselors and secretaries of the Province of New Hampshire. « less
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Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
Owner description: The look and feel of colonial New Hampshire is still visible in the sloping roof of the Portsmouth's Jackson House, the... more » Owner description: The look and feel of colonial New Hampshire is still visible in the sloping roof of the Portsmouth's Jackson House, the oldest surviving wood frame house in New Hampshire and Maine. « less
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