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. 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, who...Read More

  • 4. 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

  • 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. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. Woodman Institute Museum

    House/Mansion/Villa

    This campus of museums consists of four historic buildings: the 1675 William Damm Garrison House, the 1813 J.P. Hale House (home to abolitionist...Read More

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