Things We Like

  • Walking Tours

    Learn why Portsmouth is the hub of the New Hampshire Seacoast! Our downtown is filled with hidden treasures. Our knowledgeable walking tour guides will introduce you to the city’s rich past and lively present—a unique mix of architecture, specialty shops, and bustling streets nestled in a village-like setting.

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  • The John Paul Jones House

    The Portsmouth Historical Society has operated the house as a museum since 1920. The house has been known as the John Paul Jones House for several generations. Jones (1747-92), the celebrated naval hero of the American Revolution, spent time in Portsmouth in 1777 and again in 1781-82. Open seasonally Memorial Day Weekend through Indigenous Peoples Day.

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  • Plan Your Visit

    The Portsmouth Historical Society is open seasonally, April–December, 7 days a week, 10am–5pm.

    Visit one of our properties, both, or add on one of our walking tours to fully immerse yourself in the history of Portsmouth.

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