The Seacoast

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  • 1. Strawbery Banke Museum

    Garden/Arboretum

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

  • 2. Albacore Park

    Museum/Gallery

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

  • 3. 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, a British...Read More

  • 4. 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, you...Read More

  • 5. 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 earthy...Read More

  • 6. 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...Read More

  • 7. Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden

    Garden/Arboretum

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

  • 8. Portsmouth Farmers' Market

    Market/Bazaar

    One of the best and longest-running farmers' markets, this one showcases seasonal produce along with regional treats such as maple syrup and...Read More

  • 9. Prescott Park

    Fountain

    Picnicking is popular at this waterfront park, whose large formal garden with fountains is perfect for whiling away an afternoon. The park contains...Read More

  • 10. Redhook Ale Brewery

    Winery/Brewery/Distillery

    Guided tours of this brewery take just under an hour and end with a beer tasting; participants receive a souvenir tasting glass. You can also...Read More

  • 11. Warner House

    House/Mansion/Villa

    The highlight of this circa 1716 gem is the curious folk-art murals lining the hall staircase, which may be the oldest-known murals in the United...Read More

  • 12. Water Country

    Amusement Park/Water Park

    New Hampshire's largest water park has a tube ride, a wave pool, and 15 waterslides. ...Read More

  • 13. Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion Historic Site

    House/Mansion/Villa

    A National Historic Landmark now part of Little Harbor State Park, this was originally the residence of Benning Wentworth, New Hampshire's first...Read More

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