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Discover Portsmouth

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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Historic tour of the city.

An Interesting and enjoyable experience. So much of the history of New Hampshire that I was not... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago
Henniker, New Hampshire
Nicely Presented w/ Two Shows [Free Access]

We attended the Rose Laurie Show and had a great time strolling through. Everyone is friendly... read more

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“art exhibits”(6 reviews)
Start you visit at Discover Portsmouth. We offer a 12 minute film on the city's history, a beautiful museum shop, changing exhibitions, walking tours (Memorial Day - Through October), city map, and public rest rooms. We are open April 1-December 23/
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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Reviewed 1 week ago

An Interesting and enjoyable experience. So much of the history of New Hampshire that I was not aware of, and was glad to learn.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Rose Laurie Show and had a great time strolling through. Everyone is friendly & helpful. The gift shop is amazing in selection and quality.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had one day in Portsmouth and wanted to hit the highlights. We watched the film which was a good use of our time as it gave us a nice overview of the history of the town and an appreciation for the things we saw...More

Thank erinrenfroe
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our walking tour with Linda. Very informative and enjoyable. It rained but she was a trooper! Beautiful town.

Thank Jennifer F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you Fred for sharing our knowledge and expertise about fabulous Portsmouth! Your knowledge and passion really was impactful and we so appreciate learning about such a great town.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a wonderful walking tour from a knowledgeable history teacher- I love starting off my trips with a walking tour and this did not disappoint. One of the better experiences-

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Thank marlotowers
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Jeff Thomson was our guide and could not have been better. A former history teacher and lifelong resident of the area, Mr. Thomson has an encyclopedic knowledge of the history of the region and is passionate about passing some of that knowledge along. He really...More

1  Thank brenthoncho68
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The tour was fantastic! Our guide, Jeff Thomson, was a former history teacher longtime Portsmouth resident and very well informed about all of the historic buildings. Thanks for a great day!

1  Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 2 October 2018

The Discover Center not only is the starting point of the tour, but also a visitor center, gift shop & exhibition hall w/a revolving art exhibit. Housed in a former 8-room private school, it was remodeled & acquired by the Historical Society. Our 90-minute tour...More

Thank beachruler
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Discover Portsmouth is a wonderful, welcoming center for people who are visiting the town.. we received several suggestions regarding things to do and see in Portsmouth. In addition we saw a 12 minute movie about the history of Portsmouth. we came back the following day...More

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3 September 2018|
Response from sandytravelbug |
I think it's a shop called "Treehouse Toys". Check out their website, they have tons of floppy toys... farm animals, dogs, kitties, etc.
Becky A
8 September 2016|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
Done I see