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. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. Museum of Art

    Museum/Gallery

    Notable items in this gallery's collection include 19th-century Japanese wood-block prints, Boston expressionist works, and art of New England. ...Read More

  • 7. Phillips Exeter Academy

    Educational Institution

    The 1,000-plus students of this elite high school give Exeter a certain youthful energy. The grounds, open to the public, resemble an Ivy League...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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