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  • dfrey4426
    Holliston, MA24 contributions
    We brought my parents (in their 80s) and 19 year old here on a total whim and everyone enjoyed it. Amazing to see the different homes that are meticulously restored. The docents were knowledgeable and down to earth sharing just enough info to explain unique aspects of each house and happy to answer questions if you wanted to learn more. They made it fun and the period actors added to the experience without being over the top. So easy to walk around the property - it’s larger than we expected so we took a break (at the advice of a docent) and walked over to Market St for a quick bite then came back and finished up with a few more houses. The general store and governors house were our favorites! A great excursion on a cloudy day in Portsmouth!
    Written August 10, 2022
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  • mislissyb
    Nashua, United States33 contributions
    Whether you are there for the coffee and pastries, ice cream, or are a true foodie there is something for everyone. If f you prefer to shop there is a nice mix of handcrafted artisan shops, art galleries, retail, and brand name stores. If you are a history buff, historic Strawberry Banke is within walking distance.
    Written July 5, 2022
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  • Pyronole
    14 contributions
    We didn't know what to expect of this visit, but we were pleasantly surprised. Very well done and we ended up spending almost 2 hours there
    Written May 18, 2022
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  • Simonizzze
    New Jersey316 contributions
    The first part of the tour was on a smaller boat and the second part was on a much larger boat. There was an interesting and informative narrative in both directions, and the scenery was beautiful.

    We spent about an hour on Star Island, which is scenic, but there was really very little to do except go into the small gift shop. No food services at all were available, not even a bottle of water.

    It was a pleasant day on the water, and the time on Star Island did pass quickly. My wife and I would recommend this tour. Just bring water with you.
    Written July 26, 2022
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  • mdmoss1
    New York City, NY73 contributions
    Loved attending the summer series at Prescott Park. The performance of Footloose was great and the grounds were well kept.
    Written July 24, 2022
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  • Bryant A
    Keene, NH348 contributions
    This was my first time to visit "The Music Hall" in Portsmouth. I have been to Portsmouth many, many times and never knew this beautiful little theatre existed.

    If you see any show listed that will be at this location, I would encourage you to pick this location. It is located in beautiful downtown Portsmouth which is rich with history. Many wonderful things to see and do in the area.

    Give it a try.. You will not be disappointed!
    Written April 18, 2022
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  • Jeffrey S
    Salisbury, MA386 contributions
    Last week-end for “The Little Prince”. A book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry and adapted to the stage by Jason Faria who wrote, adapted and created all the words, lyrics and music for the musical. What an amazing story and I am in awe of the multi-talented Faria as he brought this to the stage based on his childhood love of the book and his passion to see it through to stage production. Jason is one of the Seacoast Rep talented members. If you have not had a chance to visit the Rep yet, this is a reason to make a special trip for this musical treat.

    As for the production and cast, it was top notch with some truly standout performances. Playing the role of the little Prince was Sean Armstrong Verre. Sean was captivating and mesmerized the audience. He continues to expand capacity and with theatrical skills which is so impressive at such a young age. Ben Hart in the role as the pilot was captivating as always with Jennifer Sue Rockwell rocking it with “I Own It All”, one of the best songs of the show.
    There were so many great moments and songs so you must go see for yourself. If for some reason you are unable to make this production, try Live Streaming. Either way, don’t worry as the Rep is kicking off the 2022 season with “The Music Man” on Feb 3. Check out their 2022 Main Stage season along with their Red Light Series.
    Written January 14, 2022
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  • Stephen K
    Corpus Christi, TX1,564 contributions
    Kelly was out your guide and we enjoyed hearing her tell us about the house and its’ history. The 1763 house overlooks the Piscataqua River, directly across the street from the dock for Portsmouth Harbor Cruises. The house has 3 levels (when built, it was the tallest building in town) and the tour includes all levels. The house is furnished with lots of antiques and interesting pieces.
    Written July 12, 2022
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  • Sailmaker's H
    3 contributions
    Wonderful Historic walking tour, historic house, amazing exhibition and fun museum store. Tickets are good for 2 days.
    Written July 30, 2022
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  • Adam81980
    Windham, ME1,807 contributions
    This is the largest water park in New England. It’s been here since 1984, but I only first heard of it this year. My girlfriend and I went to try it out on 8/4 on a super hot day,

    While the park is fairly large and has nine or ten slides, we were super disappointment with the long lines. For three waters slides we waited over an hour and a half, about thirty minutes for each slide as the lines were so long. We were there four hours and only got to go on five slides. Spent way to much time waiting it lines for a 20 second ride.

    I’ve been to other waterporks and never seen lines so long at every slide. Granted it was 94 degrees out. Not sure how they could improve this? For $135 for two, we didn’t expect to spend most of our time waiting in lines.
    Written August 8, 2022
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  • riny
    New England1,073 contributions
    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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  • lljjbb
    Worcester, MA371 contributions
    Their 2 larger and vineyard locations are in Derry and Amherst. We will absolutely be making plans to visit both. This location is a store with a tasting bar and private room for functions. Lovely store with not only their wine, but their own specialty food items and gifts. We had a tasting and loved all. Whites, red and rose. The true positive from our experience was our server, Joanne. Kudos!! She was the only one working. There were folks having tastings, there were people shopping the store and there were 2 bridal parties in the event room. Joanne was a rock star! She was smiling, and provided all of us with the highest level of customer service. She was knowledgeable and informative. She even had us laughing. Outstanding experience and shop. Excited to visit other locations!
    Written July 18, 2022
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  • CTMans
    Ridgefield, CT1,331 contributions
    Nice place, but small. Hiking was level and easy and passed a pool and volleyball area. Plenty of free parking. Do not expect to be here long unless you intend to swim.
    Written October 29, 2021
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  • tedingersoll
    Dallas, TX188 contributions
    Built by a highly successful free black real estate entrepreneur in the 19th century, the "John Paul Jones" house is a surprisingly interesting repository of New England and US history. John Paul Jones lived here twice during his time overseeing the building of two famous ships in Portsmouth and his story is well documented, but there's a rich collection of other history in this spacious historic mansion that's worth your time. Plan for at least an hour but watch out of opening times -- during our visit house did not open until 11 a.m. with lunch break until 1:45.
    Written August 6, 2021
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  • BrinS28
    Cancun, Mexico155 contributions
    Stopped in for a few drinks. Big fans of the Nantucket cisco so was happy to see one in Portsmouth. Waitress was great. Seemed like only one but really hustled about. Drinks were good. Beer was good. Cute area.
    Written August 8, 2021
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