Portsmouth Historical Society

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Portsmouth Historical Society

Portsmouth Historical Society
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Visitor Centers • Art Galleries • History Museums
Monday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Founded in 1917, the Portsmouth Historical Society is a nonprofit devoted to the history, arts, and culture of the Portsmouth region, through acquisitions, preservation, museum exhibitions, programs, and publications. It operates the Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center and the 1758 John Paul Jones Historic House Museum and Garden, a national historic landmark. The Society also serves as the home of the Portsmouth Advocates for Historic Preservation, and the Portsmouth Marine Society Press.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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226 within 3 miles
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112 within 6 miles
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Susan S
Spring, TX173 contributions
Great museum and fabulous guided walking tour
Sep 2021
Interesting video; great shop with lots to look at and buy; informative and very pleasant tour guide; great walk around town.
Written October 6, 2021
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5Pittsburghers
Pittsburgh, PA27 contributions
Learn about Portsmouth and New Hampshire!
Sep 2021
We took the Historical Walking Tour...lots of great historical information. Our guide was very informative and funny. Learned so much about New Hampshire and Portsmouth. Would definitely recommend it! The free headsets we used were extremely helpful. Didn't need to be next to the guide to hear!
Written September 20, 2021
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Robert W
Buffalo, NY84 contributions
we took an excellent walking tour; highly recommended!
Aug 2021
Our guide Jeff Thomson was very well informed, and had a good delivery (former school teacher, among other things). He is local to the area, and knew the history thoroughly.
So go, already!
Written September 18, 2021
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Kim R
Richmond, VA35 contributions
Great tour and guide
Sep 2021
We had a great walking tour and a fabulous tour guide. Jeff Thomson is a former History and Government teacher (and previously a US Gov. Economist) and we think he grew up locally (we know his mother did). He knew his stuff, had lots of anecdotal stories and a lot of humor. It was an informative and fun 90 minutes. We also had a great overview from a docent inside the John Paul Jones house. All in all a good way to get your bearings and understand the backstory of Portsmouth.
Written September 11, 2021
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CaptMurr
Orange, CT16 contributions
Great tour!
Sep 2021 • Couples
Took the society's guided walking tour. Not too long, about 90 minutes and very easy. Very interesting and very informative. Jeff, our guide, was very knowledgeable and entertaining. Great value and a must do if you are visiting this historic city.
Written September 6, 2021
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Joe S
1 contribution
Fun Tour - George Washington Visit to Portsmouth NH 1789
Aug 2021
We took the George Washington Tour. Our guide Jeff Thomson was knowledgeable and told personal stories about George Washington's 4 day visit to Portsmouth in 1789. This was an easy walking tour through the heart of Portsmouth. Lots to see and learn. There is a fee for the walk but the Discovery Center is free.
Written August 20, 2021
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Explorer656972
1 contribution
Loved our "walking tour" with Jeff Thomson from the Historical Society~
Aug 2021
My wife and I experienced a walking tour led by Jeff Thomson. It was an outstanding experience. Jeff was very knowledgeable of the history of Portsmouth. He was engaging, enlightening as to Portsmouth's role in American history, and even amusing about some coincidences and misconceptions Americans might have about the role NH and MA played in the founding of our country. We highly recommend this tour!
Written August 16, 2021
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Kim Miceli Pratt
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Plenty of accurate historical details on this pleasant tour
Aug 2021 • Couples
We took the Historical tour of Portsmouth with Jeff Thompson on Monday August 9th. He is knowledgeable, professional, easy to hear and understand. He offered one of the best tours we have ever attended. Before the tour, we met up in the beautiful gift shop greeted by a few friendly ladies and viewed a movie for approximately 12 minutes in a comfortable room. There are rest rooms available. We highly recommend this tour when you visit Portsmouth.
Written August 10, 2021
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Hugh
South Ozone Park, NY1,074 contributions
Delightful
Jul 2021
I especially enjoyed the current exhibit of American Impressionism- small but enticing. The staff was most helpful and friendly
Written August 1, 2021
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Mitchell F
New York City, NY385 contributions
Wear comfortable shoes
Jul 2021 • Couples
Well worth the time. Here we were embraced by the guide and staff who love the history of the community. The walking tour was a great experience and a great opportunity to get familiar with the town and how it grew from a shipping port to a small colonial village. See the buildings and how they have been modified and some relocated. Just book it?
Written July 27, 2021
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