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“A Helpful First Stop in Portsmouth”

Discover Portsmouth
Ranked #6 of 68 things to do in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Start you visit at Discover Portsmouth. We offer a 12 minute film on the city's history, a beautiful museum shop, changing exhibitions, walking tours (Memorial Day - Columbus Day), city map, and public rest rooms.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed 1 July 2014

The Strawberry Banke Museum is an obvious stop in Portsmouth but we needed a little help in finding our way around this great walking city. Discover Portsmouth is an excellent place to begin your visit. It's located right across from the John Paul Jones House in the historic part of town. In fact admission to the John Paul Jones House is included in your fee to see the exhibit here. There was a helpful video which gave you an introduction to Portsmouth past and an exhibit of carved eagles when we visited. Most importantly the volunteers were very knowledgeable and willing to share their suggestions as to what to see. When we mentioned that we were heading into Maine after Portsmouth, the lady at the desk suggest a beautiful drive along Route 103 to a fort where we could look back at Portsmouth.

2  Thank CapeCarl
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

begin by seeing a short 12 minute video on history of portsmouth......nice displays and we paid to see the current display on 2 floors....very patriotic and beautiful wood carvings....nice little gift shop and a board displaying activities available in town....staff very professional and helpful........you get a good orientation on things to see and do in area

2  Thank Leonard C
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

Get oriented to Portsmouth, see short video on its history, learn of all the attractions here so you can decide which things you want to do.

Thank margaretNewHampshire
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Reviewed 26 November 2013

Discover Portsmouth is a great place to start your visit to Portsmouth if you are new to the area. They offer an information center and great guidance to what to experience in the city. They also always have a special exhibit going on in the gallery for you to enjoy which changes several times a year. If you are going to be in the area pick up their schedule of lectures and events.

Thank Linda B
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

Portsmouth were incredibly helpful and provided a plethora of information about things to do and places to go. Not sure I enjoyed the video about Portsmouth's history as much as the reviewers, but well worth the 12 minutes.

Thank NYCroadtrippers
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