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Ranked #1 of 28 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 #2 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Specialty Museums; History 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 #3 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Parks; Gardens
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Ranked #5 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #6 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Islands
Nine isolated, barren islands off the coast of New Hampshire.
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Ranked #7 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #8 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Ranked #9 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Tours
Owner description: Portsmouth Eats is a walking and tasting tour of the best restaurants in Portsmouth NH. Portsmouth is a foodie’s delight with... more » Owner description: Portsmouth Eats is a walking and tasting tour of the best restaurants in Portsmouth NH. Portsmouth is a foodie’s delight with one of the highest concentrations of restaurants per-capita in the nation. Several tours are available to suit your favorite food experience. One tour visits 5 restaurants providing the history, menu, taste and often meeting the owner of the restaurant. Portsmouth Eats Tour gives the best taste of New England’s favorite foods in Portsmouth NH. « less
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Ranked #10 of 28 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 #11 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #12 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Theaters
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Ranked #13 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites
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 #14 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Water 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 #15 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites
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Ranked #16 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Scenic/ Historic Walking Areas

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 #17 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Libraries
This library was established in 1817 and has a noteworthy collection of rare and old publications.
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Ranked #18 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites
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 #19 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Cemeteries; Religious Sites
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 #20 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Historic Sites
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 #21 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
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Ranked #22 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Gardens
This tiny, fragile garden of annuals has been kept alive by the field station director.
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Ranked #23 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Comedy Clubs
Owner description: Live Free or Die Laughing is the New Hampshire Seacoasts premiere location for profession Stand Up Comedy. Join us each month... more » Owner description: Live Free or Die Laughing is the New Hampshire Seacoasts premiere location for profession Stand Up Comedy. Join us each month as we present the best in Local and National talent. « less
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Ranked #24 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Category: Comedy Clubs
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Category: Cemeteries
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: Historic Sites
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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