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

Woodman Institute Museum

(603) 742-1038
182 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03820

Dover's Woodman Institute offers an eclectic collection of natural science, local early history, and art. On display are rocks and minerals, butterflies, stuffed animals, Native American items, early furniture and artifacts from the Civil War, as well as an original 1675 fortified garrison house.

York beaches, Short Sands

York Beaches

Route 1A, York Beach, ME 03911

York's beaches, each about 20 minutes from Portsmouth, are Short Sands, Long Sands Beach and Harbor Beach. All featuring very gentle slopes and warm water.