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Discover Portsmouth

Open Now: 09:30 - 17:00
Open today: 09:30 - 17:00
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A very informative tour of a specific area of the city

I took the walking tour of Industrial Portsmouth this past Saturday as I have a particular interest... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Kittery, Maine
Should be your first stop in Portsmouth!

Great place to start your exploration of Portsmouth. Knowledgeable staff can help you make the most... read more

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Reviewed 2 days ago
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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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 - Columbus Day), 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 yesterday

I took the walking tour of Industrial Portsmouth this past Saturday as I have a particular interest in that area. I'm a local but there were tourists and locals alike in the group. Richard Candee was the guide and he is a very respected architectural...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to start your exploration of Portsmouth. Knowledgeable staff can help you make the most of your visit. Don’t miss the short history film and special exhibits. They also run several walking tours and the historic John Paul Jones house across the street!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Well planned and organized tour of the downtown area. Tour leader was knowledgeable and also helpful with additional "what to do" questions. The folks at Discover Portsmouth are very friendly and helpful.

Thank JFCSpartaNJ
Reviewed 5 days ago

About an hour and a half of walking with an experienced, knowledgeable, friendly and enthusiastic guide (Linda King) brought to life the history and details of the place that you would otherwise miss. It was fascinating. The African Burying Ground Memorial is very touching. Market...More

Thank Louis L
Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Portsmouth, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Glad you enjoyed the tour.

Reviewed 5 days ago

If you are interested in learning a little about the history and architectural background this is a nice tour. Takes about 90 minutes,and the walking is relatively easy.

Thank 2fortheRoad_60
Reviewed 6 days ago

We showed up for the 10:30 Walking Tour with Linda expecting a nice walk to look at buildings. What we got was a great mini-history tour of Portsmouth with lots of stories that really gave you a good feel for the history and culture of...More

1  Thank HKCunli
Reviewed 1 week ago

We took this 2 hour walking tour Sept. 8,2018 with one of the best tour guides we have been with , Jeff Thomson. We covered so many places in a leisurely fashion as well getting a good handle on the city for the rest of...More

2  Thank Robert C
Reviewed 1 week ago

As part of a New England discovery tour, we visited Portsmouth last week. We stumbled upon the Discover Portsmouth walking tour. Before the tour bagan, our guide, Allen, was genuinely interested in what brought us to New England and from where we were visiting. He...More

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1  Thank Rod H
Reviewed 1 week ago

The film, gift shop, art exhibit and walking tour were a morning well spent in Portsmouth. Visited Strawberry Banke afterwards. One can shop, eat or drink in any city. Time at Discover Portsmouth was well spent.

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Thank Cathy F
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have visited Portsmouth several times and have always had a feeling it was a hidden gem of history. We were very impressed with our History of Portsmouth Walking tour today! Our guide, Jeff is a retired teacher who’s family obviously lived in the area...More

2  Thank Karen M
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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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Done I see