Portsmouth Attractions



Portsmouth's historic legacy as a center of overseas trade has inspired a diverse and often fascinating slate of activities. The city's active and welcoming embrace of new ideas and perspectives is a never ending source of inspiration for institutions ranging from the historic to the entertaining. Among the top things to do in and around Portsmouth are Foss Farm in Durham and the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth which are great woodlands refuges for hiking, biking, cross country skiing and snow shoeing; the Player's Ring with its always inventive approaches to stage craft; the Portsmouth Museum of Art and its bold, quirky exhibitions the reflect the city's always changing artistic scene; the Woodman Institute Museum in Dover and Portsmouth's Strawberry Banke with their surprising takes on seacoast history; the Seacoast Science Center as well as its Odiorne Point State Park home for exploration of the New Hampshire's vibrant coastal ecology; and the always interesting schedule of the Prescott Park Arts Festival for an opportunity to enjoy good, old fashioned outdoor entertainment. A treasure trove of compelling fun things to do await you in Portsmouth - go out and enjoy!

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Prescott Park Arts Festival

It wouldn't be summer in Portsmouth without at least one visit to the Prescott Park Arts Festival - don't miss this premier slate of arts and music events on the Portsmouth Seacoast... read more

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Strawbery Banke

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Foss Farm

Foss Farm Road

East and West Foss Farm: A UNH multi-purpose property that is great for hiking, off-road biking and cross country skiing... read more

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Urban Forestry Center

45 Elwyn Road

A woodlands refuge in the midst of a busy commercial scene... read more

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Seacoast Science Center

570 Ocean Boulevard

Visit the Seacoast Science Center at Odiorne Point for fun, hands-on science exhibits and then enjoy the coastal beauty of Odiorne State Park... read more

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The Players Ring

105 Marcy Street

Local theater company featuring highly creative, original productions located in an historic warehouse near downtown Portsmouth, NH... read more

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Portsmouth Museum of Art

One Harbour Place

Small but ambitious, this new museum features works by contemporary artists that are always compelling and thought provoking... read more

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Albacore Park

600 Market Street

Albacore Park features the U.S.S. Albacore -- an experimental U.S. Navy submarine available for public viewing... read more

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Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth

292 State Street

An annual rite of spring in Portsmouth, the Pocket Gardens of Portsmouth tour takes participants on a journey to discover the top small gardens in the city... read more

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Garrison Players Arts Center

650 Portland Avenue

The Garrison Players Arts Center offers an impressive variety of quality community theater for Portsmouth area audiences... read more

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Music Hall

28 Chestnut Street

The Music Hall is a regional mecca of cutting-edge film, theater, music and dance performances... read more

Wentworth-Gardner House

50 Mechanic St

John Paul Jones House

43 Middle St

Warner House

150 Daniel St

Moffatt-Ladd House

154 Market St

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