Portsmouth Harbor Trail

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Portsmouth Harbor Trail
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A scenic walking route that includes important historic landmarks in the Portsmouth area.
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riny
New England1,007 contributions
Nice Walking Tour
Sep 2021
We took the guided walking tour of the historic district in downtown Portsmouth. It lasted about 1 1/2 hours and covered about a mile - a slow pace with a number of stops and ample time for questions. The tour guide was local and very informative. We learned a lot about the history and saw many of the historic buildings.
It was definitely worth doing.
Written October 11, 2021
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Tamsen M
2 contributions
Discover Portsmouth NH
Apr 2019
We started the day at the Discover Portsmouth Museum where we were treated to special exhibits, maps for touring the town, a fabulous gift shop and personal insights from the staff. We recommend starting here! The town itself is very walk-able, even with some minor disabilities! We broke up the day with a waterfront lunch. Great history everywhere we went.
Written May 2, 2019
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Dennis C
Clifton Park, NY125 contributions
Great way to explore the city
Aug 2018 • Family
Lots to see while walking about on a nice day. So much nicer than just driving around. Portsmouth is not very big so this is not a strenuous activity - just enjoyable.
Written October 17, 2018
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TrainManDan10
Keene, NH1,799 contributions
A Sunny Walk Along the Quiet Harbor
Sep 2018 • Couples
My wife and I walked along a portion of the Harbor Walk on the Eastern Side on a sunny afternoon. We saw beautiful views of the harbor and of historic buildings in a very peaceful setting, the type of experience that we most enjoy but seldom find.
Written September 28, 2018
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Penpal_55
35 contributions
Exploring
Aug 2018
Pretty part of Portsmouth, easy walking tour, even for families. Nice scenery. Walking across the memorial bridge is pretty cool. Bring your camera. Lots of great old fishing town architecture to capture along the trail along with the history.
Written August 27, 2018
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scronk73
Nesconset, NY251 contributions
Fantastic!
Jun 2018 • Couples
This boat trip was very well narrated and took in so many sites. The homes along the banks are beautiful. You will see several forts and lighthouses, unique bridges and even a prison. The only downfall is there is no parking there at the boat you have to use garage parking not too far away.
Written June 19, 2018
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Steveb0029
Tabernacle, NJ256 contributions
Nice visit
May 2018 • Family
Went on tour with family not knowing there was a commissioning of new Navy Ship. Tour is cool and informative. Love the area. Very clean.
Written June 3, 2018
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,222 contributions
Take a self-guided tour of Portsmouth
Sep 2017
There is so much to see and do in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, on the road from Boston to Newport to Bar Harbor, that it is recommended to buy a map and take a self-guided tour of the historic town that dates to 1623. There are regularly scheduled guided tours offered on weekends in the summer but, if you're like us, you want to stroll at your own pace, spend a lot of time at some historic sites and less time at others. The Portsmouth Harbour Trail passes more than 70 points of scenic and historic significance. Along the way there are 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places, 10 National Historic Landmarks and three homes maintained by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. The Harbour Trail covers three areas of the city--Downtown/Waterfront, South End and State Street to Haymarket Square and Congress Street, which explores the commercial and residential development of Portsmouth between 1800 and 1900. All told, it takes about 2 1/2 to 3 hours to walk the Trail. One of the most interesting stops is the waterfront, where you can see the tugboats that have plied the treacherous Piscataqua River for over 150 years and still guide traffic along one of the fastest flowing navigable rivers in North America. Among other must-see sites are Market Square, Moffatt-Ladd House, USS Albacore, 1817 U.S. Custom House, Prescott Park, Strawbery Banke, Governor John Langdon House, City Hall, Wentworth-Gardner House, John Paul Jones House, Rundlet-May House, Warner House, St. John's Episcopal Church and Point of Graves.
Written October 2, 2017
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westmorejo
Newport, United Kingdom93 contributions
Easy to follow
Aug 2017 • Family
Great tour loads of information great views . Really easy to follow ,surprising history ,some areas not easy access for disabled
Written August 23, 2017
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Tom B
Lancaster, PA1,150 contributions
Saturday Afternoon
Jul 2017 • Couples
Great walking tour in Portsmouth. Lots of things to see along the harbor. Well worth the time spent.
Written July 26, 2017
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