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Discover Portsmouth
Ranked #6 of 71 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: 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 - Columbus Day), city map, and public rest rooms.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Reviewed October 18, 2012

Good place for a history check on a very historical town. Explains the locals to a "T". The video offered is about 12 minutes long and well worth watching. Nice gift shop with local artisans hand crafted items.

Thank StoneWiegman
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Reviewed October 17, 2012

The DIscovoery Center is the best place to learn about Portsmouth and its history,,,then you can start walking and enjoying the city.

Thank Constance L
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Reviewed October 6, 2012

I thought I would take a day trip from York Beach Maine and visit the city where my mother met my father. He was stationed at the Porstmouth Navy yard back in the 1940's. What a perfect place to roam around. So many little shops and great restaurants. I had lunch and drinks down my the water - and went in and out of all the little shops that carry so many things that you never see at Walmart. I love the architecture of the buildings. A good place to park is the parking arcade across the Hilton Garden Inn - it's cheaper than on the street.

Thank umoraski
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Reviewed October 4, 2012

Had a great time here learning so much about Portsmouth history, and the history of the US. There is a lot more than most people realize - the history of seafaring, the US Navy, African American history, architecture, archaeology - the list goes on.

1  Thank rbrendan
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

Think of this as the Portsmouth visitor center and has wonderful information about all the historical houses etc in town. It is loaded with information about places to visit. There is an exhibition space which always has something interesting on view. If you have limited time, this the best place to go and make your plans which might even include a Segway tour, or historic walking tour. Also there is a small African American museum located here.

Thank PortsmouthJola
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