Portsmouth Things to Do

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    Strawberry Banke

    by kooka3 Written Jul 10, 2003

    This is one of those must-do-once-in-your-life historical sort of things. There are many old houses that are down by the water from the "olden fishing days" in the 1600s. There's quite a bit to see and learn, so it's worth doing. Even if you don't buy a ticket to go into the homes, it's a beautiful area to walk around.

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    Take a walk around the...

    by TeDMe Written Sep 7, 2002

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    Take a walk around the downtown and the water front. Here is a
    Web Virtual
    Walk just for you,  so you will get the taste :)
    Another interesting site is the Albacore Park which is
    the site of a world-famous, Portsmouth-built submarine the USS
    Albacore.   The USS Albacore was a prototype for today's
    submarines.  It and the USS Nautilus, the
    first nuclear-powered submarine, formed the roots of modern undersea
    fleet.  It is interesting to walk inside the vessel.  I was lucky in
    my visit and met a gentleman who served on board the submarine.  He took us
    around and share his experience of living in its very tight space.

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    We parked the car here and...

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    We parked the car here and were able to cover most of the town on foot in just a few short hours. There are some great looking restaurants and shops all around Portsmouth, but we were so full from our lobster in Portland, that we didn't eat here.

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    Strawbery Banke

    by acemj Written Aug 25, 2002

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    This historic district requires an admission ticket which gives you access to the restored colonial town with its 42 historically preserved homes and its original grid street pattern. Inside, actors dressed in colonial garb re-enact scenes from daily life back in the late 1600s.

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    Strawbery Banke Museum

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 5, 2013

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    This museum is named after the original town name and preserves original buildings from various periods of the town.

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    • Historical Travel
    • Museum Visits
    • Architecture

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    Point of Graves

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 2, 2013

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    Point of Graves
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    This old graveyard house the oldest affluent members of the town. Guides are avaiable at the entry to the cemetery.

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    Colonial Architecture

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 2, 2013

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    Portsmouth
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    The city is filled with New England Colonial architecture, especially the landmark North Church. Stop by the nearby visitor's center for walking maps

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    Strawbery Banke c 1630

    by grandmaR Written Sep 29, 2011
    Kidsby sign
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    under construction

    When we lived in New England, my parents came up to visit and we went to Strawberry Banke

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    • Museum Visits
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    Peirce Island/4 tree Island

    by Jim_Eliason Written Apr 26, 2011

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    Peirce Island
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    A short walk from downtown is the Peirce Island/ 4 tree island park. Its the sight of an old civil war fort.

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    • Eco-Tourism
    • Hiking and Walking
    • Sailing and Boating

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    Market Square

    by Tom_Fields Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Market Square
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    This is the heart of the city. Many shops and restaurants are located here. Most of the buildings are 18th and 19th century.

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    South End-Sites and everyday living

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 27, 2008

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    The south end is the more residentail living area. It is quiate and has small streets and many older colonial and clapboard style homes. VEry nice to take a stroll block to block.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture

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    Histortic Sites in town

    by BruceDunning Updated Oct 27, 2008

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    Daniels House-now city Administration
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    There are numerous buildings and structures that depict the times, and are well preserved. Throughout the town, they have kept the old time ambiance to make it feet like the 1800's.

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    • Arts and Culture
    • Historical Travel

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    JUST LOOKIN' AROUND

    by Rich62 Written May 23, 2008
    PISCATAQUA RIVER BRIDGE ON THE FREEWAY
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    HERE ARE FIVE MISCELLANIOUS PHOTOS TAKEN AS WE DROVE THROUGH PORTSMOUTH.

    PLEASE CLICK THE PHOTO TO SEE THE OTHERS.

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    • Business Travel
    • Road Trip

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    Prescott Park

    by Tom_Fields Written Feb 25, 2006

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    Prescott Park
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    This is a pleasant, green oasis in the middle of the city. It offers a respite from the noise and traffic.

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    • Photography

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    Old Historic downtown

    by Cabana_Boy Updated May 14, 2003

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    Old North Church in Portsmouth

    The historic district of Portsmouth along the river reverberates all things one thinks about a quintessential New England colonial port town.

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