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Walking Through 400 Years of History in Portsmouth

July 11, 2023 @ 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

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. This 90-minute guided walking tour is sure to bring the history of Portsmouth alive!

Whisper quiet headset are used on our tours. You may use our thoroughly sanitized earphones, your own 3.5mm earphones, or purchase a $4 pair of earbuds at the Museum Shop.

Tour space is limited. Walk-ins welcome, but reservations strongly encouraged. Member discounts apply. We suggest our guests to arrive no less than 15 minutes prior to tour departure. Private tours are available upon request. Please call (603) 436-8433 for more information.*

“About an hour and a half of walking with an experienced, knowledgeable, friendly, and enthusiastic guide brought to life the history and details of the place that you would otherwise miss. It was fascinating.”

—Lewis L. via TripAdvisor.

Tours are $15 for members, $20 for non-members, Discounted $15 (Children 5-18, Seniors 62+, Students, Portsmouth Residents), and free for children 5 and under.

Daily at 10:30 am
Additional tours every Saturday and the 2nd and 4th Friday at 2:30 pm

All tours depart from Portsmouth Historical Society, 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth NH (Exact meeting location details will be provided immediately upon purchase of tickets.)

Online reservations close 30 minutes prior to tour departure. Please call (603) 436-8433 for last minute bookings.
No Dogs Allowed on Tours (service dogs excluded)
Upgrade your ticket for just $5 to also visit our galleries and John Paul Jones House.


Portsmouth Historical Society
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801 United States
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