The Seacoast Sights

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Albacore Park

  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Built here in 1953, the USS Albacore is docked at this visitor center in Albacore Park. You can board the prototype submarine, which...

American Independence Museum

  • Museum/Gallery

This museum celebrates the birth of the nation. The story unfolds during the course of a guided tour focusing on the Gilman family, who...

Applecrest Farm Orchards

  • Farm/Ranch

At the 400-acre Applecrest Farm Orchards you can pick your own apples and berries or buy fresh fruit pies and cookies, homemade ice cream,...

Fort Constitution Historic Site

  • Military Site

On the nearby island of New Castle, Fort Constitution was built in 1631 and then rebuilt in 1666 as Fort William and Mary, a British...

Fuller Gardens

  • Garden/Arboretum

Away from the beach crowds is this small late-1920s estate garden designed in the Colonial Revival style by landscape architect Arthur...

Great Bay Estuarine National Research Reserve

  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

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

Hampton Beach State Park

  • Beach–Sight

At the mouth of the Hampton River stretches this long sand beach with a boardwalk that runs along restaurants, attractions, and hotels.

Isles of Shoals

  • Island

Many of these nine small, rocky islands (eight at high tide) retain earthy names—Hog and Smuttynose to cite but two—given them by...

Jenness State Beach

  • Beach–Sight

Good for swimming and sunning, this long sand beach is a favorite among locals who enjoy fewer people and nice waves for bodysurfing.

John Paul Jones House

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This was a boardinghouse when the Revolutionary War hero lived here while supervising shipbuilding for the Continental Navy. The 1758...