Historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire, originally settled as Strawbery Banke in 1623, was already more than 150 years old when the U. S. Constitution was signed in 1788 (by Portsmouth resident, John Langdon, among others), and when sitting President George Washington visited in 1789.

Strawbery Banke

Strawbery Banke
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Pro Portsmouth
Pro Portsmouth Calendar
New Castle
Educational Tours
Photo Gallery
Vintage Christmas

Clockwise from left, the Old North Church at Market Square, Strawbery Banke, the Portsmouth Harbor Light at Fort Constitution and a Tug Escort into Portsmouth harbor.

Today, Portsmouth is a mix of history, maritime ambience, harborfront dining, shopping, and comfortable to deluxe hotel accommodations, all amidst one of the most impressive clusters of colonial architecture in the United States, centered at the Strawbery Banke Museum, New Hampshire's pre-eminent historic site, where visitors can learn how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history.

Featured Portsmouth Hotels

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Wentworth by the Sea

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Hilton Garden Inn

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Sheraton Harborside

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Marriott Courtyard

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Wynwood Hotel

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Sise Inn

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Comfort Inn Portsmouth

VisitNewHampshire.com recommends each of the following hotels generally on the basis of fully paid overnight visits by senior staff, but VisitNewHampshire.com receives no compensation for these recommendations.

Destination Management.  Portsmouth-based VISIT NEW HAMPSHIRE, a division of Visit Canada, Ltd., has more than 20 years experience in operating escorted tours for clients across the United States and Canada, to a number of domestic U.S. and eastern Canadian destinations.

We know the New Hampshire Seacoast and the Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee regions intimately, and are easily able to provide the full range of destination management services including step-on guides, motorcoach transportation, hotel accommodations and assistance with itinerary planning.

If you need assistance with a conference or meeting, a pre- or post-meeting or spouse's program, or any aspect of an escorted tour, don't hesitate to call us at 800.456.5552.

Portsmouth Photo Gallery

Back Cove in Winter

Tugboats in Portsmouth Harbor

Market Square

Oracle House, circa 1702

Tall ship arrival

The Athenæum

Historic Home, South End

Episcopal Church

Left full rudder

Harborfront dining, downtown

Lobster boats on Sagamore Creek

John Paul Jonesí House

The M/V Thomas Laighton

Governor John Langdon House, Pleasant Street

Houses on South Mill Pond

Anchors aweigh, the Eagle departs

The Isles of Shoals

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