Discover Portsmouth Center

Discover Portsmouth

Corner of Islington and Middle Streets
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8433

The Portsmouth Historical Society converted the former city library into Discover Portsmouth, a “one-stop” central gateway to the historical, cultural and artistic venues of greater Portsmouth and a new exhibition site displaying the art and history of the region.

The building includes seven four-color, 4-by-8-foot information panels on each of Portsmouth’s historic houses, museums, landmarks and performance venues. The side galleries are filled with rotating exhibits, and the center’s theater hosts continuous showings of “Welcome to Historic Portsmouth,” a film on Portsmouth’s 400-year history.

Walking Tours from May 12 through October 2018 include a 75-minute Daily Tour at 10:30amPortsmouth Women Tour fourth Wednesday of the month at 4:30pm and the fourth Sunday at 11:00; and Historic Preservation Tours with local historian Dr. Richard M. Candee, author of Building Portsmouth, select Saturdays at 10:30am. For more information and/or to reserve a ticket, click here:

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Season:Spring, Fall