The Seacoast Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in The Seacoast - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Albacore Park

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Built in Portsmouth in 1953, the USS Albacore is the centerpiece of Albacore Park. You can board this prototype submarine, which served...

American Independence Museum

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This museum celebrates the birth of the nation. The story unfolds over the course of a guided tour, which focuses on the Gilman family,...

Applecrest Farm Orchards

  • Farm/Ranch

At this 400-acre farm, you can pick your own apples and berries or buy freshly baked fruit pies and cookies, homemade ice cream, and...

Fort Constitution State Historic Site

  • Historic District/Site

The original military outpost on the island of New Castle was built on this site in 1631 and rebuilt in 1666 as Fort William and Mary,...

Fuller Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Arthur Shurtleff, a noted landscape architect from Boston, designed this late-1920s estate garden in the Colonial Revival style. Away...

Great Bay Estuarine National Research Reserve

  • Information Center

Just inland from Portsmouth is one of southeastern New Hampshire's most precious assets. In this 10,235 acres of open and tidal waters,...

Hampton Beach State Park

  • Beach–Sight

A long, sandy strand at the mouth of the Hampton River, this beach has a boardwalk edged by restaurants, attractions, and hotels. There's...

Isles of Shoals

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Four of the nine, small rocky Isles of Shoals belong to New Hampshire (the other five belong to Maine), many of them still known by the...

Jenness State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Good for swimming and sunbathing, this long, sandy beach is a favorite among locals who enjoy its light crowds and nice waves for bodysurfing...

John Paul Jones House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones lived at this boardinghouse while he supervised construction of the USS America for the Continental...