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Discover Portsmouth

Opens in 3 min: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 9:30 AM - 5:00 PM
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A good place to start your visit to Portsmouth

We were only in Portsmouth for the day and stopped here for about 15 minutes. We watched a ~12... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DanMLowe
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Boston, Massachusetts
The first place to visit when you are in Portsmouth!

The place is nice and the receptionist was very helpful! And there is big parking lot just outside... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
adabbler
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New England
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Start you visit at Discover Portsmouth. We offer a 12 minute film on the city's history, a beautiful museum shop, changing exhibitions, walking tours (Memorial Day - Through October), city map, and public rest rooms. We are open April 1-December 23/
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We were only in Portsmouth for the day and stopped here for about 15 minutes. We watched a ~12 minute video about the history of Portsmouth, which gave us a nice background for the rest of the trip. The receptionist was very kind and there...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank DanMLowe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place is nice and the receptionist was very helpful! And there is big parking lot just outside the hall, and it's only a five-minute walk to the Music Hall and the old parliament hall. In this center we got to know the history of...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

An Interesting and enjoyable experience. So much of the history of New Hampshire that I was not aware of, and was glad to learn.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed November 2, 2018

We attended the Rose Laurie Show and had a great time strolling through. Everyone is friendly & helpful. The gift shop is amazing in selection and quality.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 28, 2018

We had one day in Portsmouth and wanted to hit the highlights. We watched the film which was a good use of our time as it gave us a nice overview of the history of the town and an appreciation for the things we saw...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 19, 2018

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Linda. Very informative and enjoyable. It rained but she was a trooper! Beautiful town.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 18, 2018

Thank you Fred for sharing our knowledge and expertise about fabulous Portsmouth! Your knowledge and passion really was impactful and we so appreciate learning about such a great town.

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Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 16, 2018

This was a wonderful walking tour from a knowledgeable history teacher- I love starting off my trips with a walking tour and this did not disappoint. One of the better experiences-

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Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

Jeff Thomson was our guide and could not have been better. A former history teacher and lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Thomson has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the region and is passionate about passing some of that knowledge along. He really...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank brenthoncho68
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Jeff Thomson, was a former history teacher longtime Portsmouth resident and very well informed about all of the historic buildings. Thanks for a great day!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Kim M
November 18, 2018|
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Response from Talmanir | Reviewed this property |
Hi Kim, I don't know for sure. It can be pretty cold. I would reiterate re: contact the visitors' center @Discover Portsmouth. They should have an idea. All the best, Enjoy this lovely town.
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hjwh
September 3, 2018|
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Response from sandytravelbug |
I think it's a shop called "Treehouse Toys". Check out their website, they have tons of floppy toys... farm animals, dogs, kitties, etc.
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Rebecca A
September 8, 2016|
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Done I see
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