Learn about the best parks, attractions, museums, historic landmarks, tours, and other things to do in Portsmouth NH and the surrounding Seacoast area.

Downtown Portsmouth

Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

For a unique shopping experience, stroll along the brick sidewalks of downtown Portsmouth where you'll find an array of exciting shops including brand-name clothing stores, unique boutiques, upscale kitchen stores, gift and card shops, fine jewelry stores, toy emporiums, bookstores and much much more.

Four Tree Island Portsmouth

Four Tree Island

Four Tree Island, Portsmouth, NH 03801

A tiny piece of land now joined by a short causeway to Peirce Island, Four Tree Island features picnic and BBQ spots opposite Prescott Park and excellent views of the Piscataqua River.

Gov. John Langdon House

Gov. John Langdon House

(603) 436-3205
143 Pleasant St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

The Gov. John Langdon House is an exceptional Georgian mansion which George Washington thought of as the best in Portsmouth. Its reception rooms are of a grand scale suited to ceremonial occasions and are ornamented by elaborate wood carving in the Rococo style.

John Paul Jones House

John Paul Jones House

(603) 436-8420
43 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Revolutionary War hero John Paul Jones stayed at the home at Court and Middle streets in Portsmouth in 1777 while his ship "The Ranger" was being built. Today the house is a museum focusing on Jones' life and the Revolutionary War.

Memorial Bridge

The Memorial Bridge, originally built in 1923 and replaced in 2011-13, spans the Piscataqua River and connects New Hampshire and Maine. The project won numerous national and regional design and engineering awards.

New England Curiosities

(603) 343-7977

Experience local legends, lore and mystery. Tales of folklore, ghosts and mysterious history with author and historian Roxie Zwicker. New Hampshire's only ghost tour.