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Discover Portsmouth

10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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Tours, Local Art, & Gift Shop in Discover Portsmouth

Across from Portsmouth's "Health Food Store," the Discover Portsmouth Center offers walking tours... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Sunny S
via mobile
Great resource for local culture

We went for the Ginger Bread House exhibit and it was wonderful... a treat for the "bah-humbug" in... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Kittery, Maine
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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.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“walking tour” (16 reviews)
“short film” (8 reviews)
“art exhibits” (5 reviews)
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10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
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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...More

1  Thank Sunny S
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.

Thank 41jon2015
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.

Thank George S
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...More

1  Thank WannaBTravln
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...More

1  Thank rhawnhurster
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.

1  Thank MsC8108
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Discover Portsmouth is an especially well done visitor's center for the city of Portsmouth. The brief historical video about the area and Strawberry Banke provided information to help us better understand the history and community. We were given a coupon to save a total of...More

2  Thank JSES10
Reviewed 11 October 2016

We met our walking tour guide on a chilly cloudy morning and were lead around Portsmouth while enjoying her very knowledgeable descriptions of the historical sites. All the participants were very happy with the tour especially as our guide ran overtime thus extending our enjoyment....More

1  Thank Richard G
Reviewed 8 October 2016

If you are visiting the area for 1st time, stop here. They have a walking tour and lots of information on the town and area.

2  Thank justsayn2u
Reviewed 26 September 2016

They had a short historical video on the area and they gave guided walking tours. They have a gift shop with local artist work. Great map of the area as well.

1  Thank betsyprice83
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Becky A
My husband and I visited Portsmouth a few weeks ago and one of the highlights was the art exhibit in the visitor center - the watercolor artist who paints great detail of waves, cliffs or sea vegitation. What is her name?
8 September 2016|
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Response from Douglas T | Reviewed this property |
Done I see