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The USS Albacore

Portsmouth Holiday Attractions

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The United States has many attraction sites. Portsmouth is a port city in New Hampshire. It has steadily developed since the 15th century. New Hampshire was a busy port during the colonial period. The city attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world each year. The following are the top seven holiday attractions in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.

1. Black Heritage Trail
Portsmouth was a major landing port for slaves in the colonial era. About 656 African slaves entered the United States through Portsmouth, according to a 1775 census. Most of them were in the Black Heritage Trail and Portsmouth. They used the route between the People’s Baptist Church and Long Wharf. The trail has several signs that slaves used to identify sites
and tell stories of different places.

2. Strawbery Banke
The Strawbery Banke Museum sits on a 10-acre parcel of land. It was the first settlement to be established along the Piscataqua River. The museum has a wide variety of houses that represent Portsmouth's history of four centuries. Some of the houses are decorated and furnished according to when they were built. For example, some buildings show unique construction designs, while others focus on their first inhabitants.

3. Market Square
Market Square is a large open space that is surrounded by the Portsmouth Athenaeum and the North Church. It is one of the top holiday travel destinations in New Hampshire. It has beautiful mercantile blocks that extend towards the city’s waterfront. Many fashionistas visit Market Square to buy trendy clothes. It has a wide range of boutiques, galleries, and specialty shops.

4. Moffat-Ladd House and Garden
A rich merchant and shipowner built the Moffat-Ladd House and Garden in 1763. It has retained most of its decorative features and interior detail. Also, the house is among the most beautiful Georgian mansions in America. Its interior starts at the Great Hall and it includes a French wallpaper that was made in 1820. You can access the original construction records of the building. Gilbert Stuart made a family portrait in Moffat-Ladd House. Grass covered steps and flowerbeds border the garden.

5. USS Albacore
The USS Albacore was once the fastest submarine globally in the past. Its design, equipment, and shape resemble modern submarines. Now, USS Albacore is a popular museum ship with self-guided tours. Its crew members kept several recordings in the past. There is a memorial garden near the ship, that commemorates former American submarine crews who passed away.

6. Portsmouth Harbor
Holidaymakers can get a clear view of Fort Constitution and the Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse from the Atlantic Ocean. You can board a cruise at downtown docks or to the Isle of Shoals.

7. Prescott Park
Prescott Park lies along the Piscataqua River. It has a demonstration garden, public docks and beautiful gardens with annual and perennial flowers. Tourists visit the park during spring to view its amazing tulip displays. Also, it hosts the Prescott Park Arts Festival each summer. The Point of Graves Burial Grounds is near the beautiful flower gardens and it was created in 1671.

Portsmouth is a busy port city in New Hampshire, U.S.A. It has several tourist attractions including the Black Heritage Trail, Strawbery Banke, Market Square, Moffat-Ladd House and Garden, USS Albacore, Portsmouth Harbor and Prescott Park. Besides, the city has many hotels that prepare different cuisines.

Editor’s note: This is a paid article.