Portsmouth is a city located in Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States of America. This is the largest city of the county, with an area of 16.8 square miles. The community is only the fourth-largest, because Portsmouth has a population of 22.000 residents. Before the European settlement in Portsmouth, the area was inhabited for thousands of years by the Abenaki Native American tribe. Martin Pring was the first European to travel in the area in 1603 and a village was settled by English immigrants in 1630 and called Piscataqua. After that, it was called Strawberry Banke and in 1849 it was incorporated as Portsmouth City.
Top Attractions within Portsmouth
The Music Hall is an important attraction of Portsmouth. The hall was raised in 1878 and is still used in present in the same purpose it was built for. The theater has 900 seats and hosts dance shows, movies and musical acts.
USS Albacore Museum and Park is a museum that has as its main attraction the USS Albacore, a submarine the U.S. Navy used for tests. In 1985 it was moved to the park and now it works as a museum of Portsmouth.
Strawberry Banke Museum is represented through a whole neighborhood of Portsmouth. The houses were raised in the Colonial, Georgian and Federal styles and are the oldest houses in the city. A walk through this neighborhood is extraordinary, because the place is filled with history.
King Chef is a renowned restaurant of Portsmouth. The portions are very large and the prices are very good. Our suggestion: try the spring rolls and the Won Ton soup.
Old Ferry Landing is located on a ferry from Portsmouth. The food is served incredibly fast and the great atmosphere is given by the scenic city views of Portsmouth. The restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner.
The city of Portsmouth, USA, like its English namesake, is considered to be New Hampshire's leading historic waterfront destinations. This city combines sea vistas; populous shopping precincts, varied eating and drinking establishments along with striking landmarks. Portsmouth, USA was so named after Captain John Mason who settled in America after leaving Portsmouth, England.
1. Experience thrills at the largest Park: Water Country is the biggest water park of New England. Children will enjoy the rides at “Pirates' Cove Kid's Adventure Park” with a large pirate ship and volcano waterslides. It is a extremely exhilarating park offering high energy activities. Tourists can play among the waves or experience the many water-based rides.
2. Explore the Museum: A trip remains incomplete without visiting the former museums. Strawbery Banke is a collection of forty houses encapsulating various periods of architectural design with an associated waterway, where much information can be gleaned on the history of this harbor town.
3. Wentworth Gardner House: This house is the best example of Georgian-style architecture in America and is part of an association dedicated to the preservation of the architectural styles of certain buildings.
4. Visit the Fort Constitution: This fort is situated in the new castle neighboring the United States Coast Guard Station, on the banks on the Piscataqua River. It is New Hampshire's foremost moveable military munitions' base.
5. Artists: The Three Graces Gallery situated in the historic downtown district of Portsmouth, dominating the harbor, provides many examples of contemporary and traditional art works by provincial artists.