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...

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...

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,...

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...

John Paul Jones House

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

Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden

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The period interior of this 1763 home tells the story of Portsmouth's merchant class through portraits, letters, and furnishings. The...

Prescott Park

  • Park (National/State/Provincial)

Picnicking is popular at this waterfront park. A large formal garden with fountains is perfect for whiling away an afternoon. The park...

Redhook Ale Brewery

  • Winery/Brewery/Distillery

Tours here end with a beer tasting, but you can also stop in the Cataqua Public House for a mug of ale and a bite to eat. The grounds...

Strawbery Banke Museum

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The first English settlers named the area around today's Portsmouth for the wild strawberries along the shores of the Piscataqua River.

Warner House

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The main features of this quiet 1716 gem are the curious folk-art murals lining the hall staircase, which may be the oldest-known murals...