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Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown

100 Deer Street,Portsmouth,
New Hampshire, 03801

Strawbery Banke Museum

Revisit New Hampshire’s earliest days at this outdoor history museum located in Portsmouth's oldest neighborhood. Situated on 10 scenic acres, the museum is composed of 42 restored houses and shops dating back to the 1600’s. Several buildings are open to the public throughout the year, with staff members in period dress on hand to explain the significance of museum exhibits.

Strawbery Banke Museum

Revisit New Hampshire’s earliest days at this outdoor history museum located in Portsmouth's oldest neighborhood. Situated on 10 scenic acres, the museum is composed of 42 restored houses and shops dating back to the 1600’s. Several buildings are open to the public throughout the year, with staff members in period dress on hand to explain the significance of museum exhibits.

Blue Mermaid

409 The hill, Portsmouth, NH 03801

British Bee Company

103 Hanover St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Row 34

5 Portwalk Pl, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Ceres Street Wine Merchants

39 Ceres St, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Portsmouth Athenaeum

Private membership libraries were first created in the 18th Century for the mutual edification of their members and to elevate the educational resources available in the community. This non-profit membership library and museum was incorporated in 1817 and is one of only twenty left in America today. The museum and reading room are open to the public and house over 40,000 books and an art gallery.

Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

View the Seacoast from an exhilarating perspective. For three decades, these narrated cruises of Portsmouth Harbor, the Isles of Shoals, and the New Hampshire waterfront have been a favorite activity both for locals and vacationers.

The Warner House

Hauntingly original in appearance, this is one of the oldest urban brick mansions in the United States. Come experience the social life of the Portsmouth family who occupied the Warner House for six generations. Their long, fascinating history is told through rooms furnished with many of the original family pieces, documented by estate inventories and early photographs.

Moffatt-Ladd House

The Moffatt-Ladd House and Garden is a National Historic Landmark that has been open to the public as a historic house museum since 1912. One of America's finest Georgian mansions, the house was built for merchant John Moffatt between 1760 and 1763. During the Revolution, it was the home of General William Whipple, one of New Hampshire's three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and his wife, Katharine Moffatt Whipple.

Portsmouth Historic Graves

Pay homage to New England’s early settlers at one of Portsmouth's several ancient burial grounds, dating back to the early 18th century. Many notable Portsmouth residents are laid to rest here, including one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence.

Portsmouth Historical Society at the John Paul Jones House

The house was built in 1758 for Gregory Purcell, a sea captain and merchant. John Paul Jones, colonial America’s first sea warrior and the “Father of the American Navy", was a tenant of the Widow Purcell in 1781 while he supervised the building of the Navy’s ship America nearby. The Society's portrait collection in particular is one of the most extensive on the Seacoast.

Discover Portsmouth Center

The former Portsmouth city library has been converted to a “one stop” central gateway to the historical, cultural and artistic venues of greater Portsmouth as well as a new exhibition site displaying the art and history of the Seacoast region. Take in the 12-minute “Welcome to Historic Portsmouth" video and browse the ever-changing art exhibits.

Portsmouth Harbor Trail

There’s no better way to spend a summer day in Portsmouth. The Harbour Trail passes more than 70 points of scenic and historic significance, including 10 buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Buildings, 10 National Historic Landmarks, and three homes maintained by the Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities. Along the way, you'll visit Market Square and Prescott Park, and sneak a peek at some of the city's grandest historic homes.

Seacoast Repertory Theatre

“The Rep" is housed in a warehouse of the former Portsmouth Brewing Company; it offers live, accessible theater to its visitors, as well as award-winning youth programs.

Urban Forestry Center

This scenic 180-acre property includes a garden and a wildlife sanctuary. For those looking to walk, hike, ski or snowshoe, there are several self-guided trails. Be sure not to miss the tidal salt marsh on Sagamore Creek during your visit.

The Music Hall

This 906-seat theater was built in 1878 and claims to be the oldest operating theater in New Hampshire and the 14th oldest in the United States. The facility includes two spectacular buildings – including a marvelous late 19th Century Victorian theater. Enjoy a wide range of dance, music, and literary events at a venue the Boston Globe called "the beating cultural heart of New Hampshire's Seacoast."

Isles of Shoals

The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company sets sail from Portsmouth Harbor, offering cruises to the nine islands located six miles off the New Hampshire coast. Cruise options include party cruises, historic cruises, fall foliage cruises and island walkabout and stopover cruises, which allow visitors to explore the Islands’ attractions, lighthouses and harbors.

Old Ferry Landing

Seacoast Science Center

Located in historic and waterfront Odiorne Point State Park in Rye, NH, the center is a popular destination for families and students to learn about the environmental history of the New England coast. Enjoy a wide range of exhibits and programs designed to appeal to all ages, backgrounds and learning styles. From the pre-K Treks-4-Tots program to the winter Heritage Dinner Series, from nature walks to expedition travel, there is something for everyone.

USS Albacore Museum

Step aboard the USS Albacore, a submarine commissioned in 1953 to conduct underwater experiments and serve as a model for future submarine design. An audio tour of the submarine kicks off in the Museum's adjacent Visitor Center, and a Memorial Garden honors those who lost their lives while serving on submarines.

The Kittery Outlets

Peirce Island

Prescott Park

Puddle Dock Pond

Portwalk Place

Puttin on the Glitz

Lizology

Profile Coffee

Green Elephant

Portsmouth Gaslight Co

Ristorante Massimo

River House

Attractions

Things To Do In Portsmouth

Want to get out and explore Portsmouth NH attractions?

The Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown hotel is perfectly situated in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, NH, just a short walk from the most popular tourist attractions, restaurants, shops, boutiques, theaters, galleries, waterfront gardens and numerous other activities.

Overlooking the Piscataqua River, Portsmouth is one of New Hampshire’s most picturesque towns, with a historical downtown district teeming with leafy avenues and beautifully restored 18th Century colonial homes and commercial buildings. Despite its age and blue-collar roots, the town gives off a vibrant, cosmopolitan energy, with visitors and natives keeping the town’s many eclectic cafés and boutiques thriving deep into the evening. World-class museums and historic houses offer a glimpse into the town’s rich past, while the nearby coasts of New Hampshire and Maine offer easy access to whale watching, deep-sea fishing and authentic New England clambakes and lobster feasts on the shore.

Whether you’re looking for a fun, family-friendly attraction, would like to soak up some local flavor or just have a few hours to kill between meetings, Portsmouth truly has something for everyone.

Below you’ll find a short list of some of the most popular things to do near our Portsmouth hotel.

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Blue Mermaid

British Bee Company

Ceres Street Wine Merchants

Portsmouth Athenaeum

Portsmouth Harbor Cruises

The Warner House

Moffatt-Ladd House

Portsmouth Historic Graves

Portsmouth Historical Society at the John Paul Jones House

Discover Portsmouth Center

Portsmouth Harbor Trail

Seacoast Repertory Theatre

Urban Forestry Center

The Music Hall

Isles of Shoals

USS Albacore Museum

Seacoast Science Center

The Kittery Outlets

Peirce Island

Prescott Park

Puddle Dock Pond

Portwalk Place

Puttin on the Glitz

Profile Coffee

Green Elephant

Portsmouth Gaslight Co

Ristorante Massimo

River House

Old Ferry Landing

Strawbery Banke Museum