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Discover Portsmouth

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Address: 10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
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walking tour

very uesful and interesting way to learn some local history, we had a local guide, tour was 90 minutes so has some time for questions and in-depth info

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Rutland, Vermont
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Rutland, Vermont
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8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

very uesful and interesting way to learn some local history, we had a local guide, tour was 90 minutes so has some time for questions and in-depth info

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Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Portsmouth, responded to this review

Thanks Glad you enjoyed the tour. More 

Eliot, Maine
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27 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well-laid out store, high quality exhibits in the book area, good selection of books and other little goodies. Excellent quality rotating exhibit in the other room, at present on Portsmouth area furnishings. Get a good glimpse of Portsmouth's past - people had the money to buy nice things and hire skilled people to craft them. Portsmouth has also traveled far... More 

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Robin A, Guest Relations Manager at Discover Portsmouth, responded to this review

Thanks so much! Glad you enjoyed you visit. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The short movie (13 minutes) on the history of Portsmouth was eye opening for new visitors like us. The historians featured in the film are engaging with a wry sense of humor. Really a standout for these types of films and indicative of Portsmouth as a standout place. The staff person at Discover Portsmouth was friendly and helpful and our... More 

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Thank you! More 

New Jersey
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28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

15 min. movie (only one factual error), suitable to children and adults. Lobby with high=end, as opposed to t-shirts and usual junk). Separate display of antique chests & cabinets.

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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

Across from Portsmouth's "Health Food Store," the Discover Portsmouth Center offers walking tours, African-American center, art exhibits of local artists, and a big gift shop. Very helpful staff. Fun, whimsical gingerbread exhibit in Autumn/Winter (?) - well worth a visit then for the young at heart. Discover Portsmouth is about a 15-20 minute walk from the Info Booth in downtown... More 

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Kittery, Maine
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

We went for the Ginger Bread House exhibit and it was wonderful... a treat for the "bah-humbug" in all of us. The local hanging art exhibit was just as good. It's just a cool place to visit.

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Groton, Massachusetts
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20 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We were fortunate enough to visit during the annual gingerbread competition and were delighted to see the imaginative and detailed entries. We also enjoyed discussing the "What Artists Look Like" exhibit with several of the staff members.

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Portsmouth NH
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50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

Let me be clear... I live here and have for over three quarters of a century. I volunteer as a docent greeting visitors and helping them with their querries about what is going on in Portsmouth. Although we close for Jan., Feb, and most of Mar. we are otherwise open 7 days a week. As part of our mission we... More 

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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23 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The small but friendly staff showed us a short video documenting the history of Portsmouth. Unfortunately, we visited when the weather was threatening to turn, so we couldn't go on the walking tour the center offers. There is also a good gift shop on the premises.

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Jessup, Maryland
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18 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

A must visit when walking around Portsmouth. There is a short film that gives you the history of Portsmouth. a nice gift shop. We were provided with maps and places to see.

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