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This where you start your walking tour. Fan out in any direction. Return and start out... read more

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Explore the heart of our historic town

Wandering around downtown Portsmouth will always lead you to the heart of our small town, Market... read more

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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.
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Reviewed today

This where you start your walking tour. Fan out in any direction. Return and start out again. Public parking three blocks away n Hanover Street.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 365bob2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

Wandering around downtown Portsmouth will always lead you to the heart of our small town, Market Square. Whether you are window shopping or looking to eat, the Sq is a great place to start your wandering!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank sonricker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place with lots of stores to walk in-and-out of . Love stopping here. Store owners are so friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank seadogs04103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great place to visit. I love the feel of this place, the people are very nice. And there are a lot going on in the market square. Food, drink and shopping all around.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DKYamane
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful at Christmas time! It was a chilly visit but a beautiful town ☃️ We loved taking pictures at sunset in the square.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank jessiestruth
Reviewed December 12, 2018

The square is the heart of Portsmouth. My favorite time is in the winter, with gentle snow falling and the lights from the church steeple has a romantic glow. If you stay long enough you may witness a mass mob snowball fight in the square...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank nappy5300
Reviewed November 15, 2018 via mobile

When you are shopping around, make sure to stop in at Off Piste. It’s a great store that will have you giggling. Perfect for first dates to see whether you have a possible match based on shared humor, or to share with friends.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank barbwestnewbury
Reviewed November 15, 2018

nice shops, nice people-- places to eat and things to see. I would definitly recommend it. I enjoyed it in spite of being nippy.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Andrea S
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Walked through on our way up to Portland, ME. Nice place to stretch our legs, see some unique shops and spend some time by the water.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Jasmine G
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Find a parking spot close to downtown and make your way to Market Square. There are restaurants and cafes nearby or in the square. If you're into shopping, there is plenty of that too. Great place to go during the holiday season.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Response from sharrongeg | Reviewed this property |
Try some of the locally brewed craft beer!
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Thanks for your answers! I found it! It is on the corner of Deer St. It is a rock that is engraved with Portsmouth, NH 1623 :)
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I am not sure as we have never been to Portsmouth on Christmas Day. We spend Christmas with family and friends.