Portsmouth NH: 03801
The City of Portsmouth New Hampshire is located
in Rockingham County in the state of New
Hampshire. Portsmouth NH is the 4th largest city
in the state of New Hampshire. The population is
Portsmouth NH is rich in history and popular
with tourists to the state. There are many
events in Portsmouth
that tend to draw large crowds to the historic
downtown area, like musicals and plays in the
well-known Prescott Park which sits on the edge
of the Piscataqua River.
Portsmouth NH is home to Pease International
Trade Port, which was formally an Air Force
Base, now converted to a civilian airport with
commercial office space in the nearby buildings.
Portsmouth NH is also home to the famous
Strawbery Banke Museum, a restored neighborhood
detailing the earliest settlers of Portsmouth.
Strawbery Banke got it's name from the abundance
of wild strawberries growing in the area.
Portsmouth NH Hotels & Inns
There are many cute Hotels and Inns to stay at
while visiting Portsmouth. Check out our list of
Inns, Bed & Breakfast advertisers to find a
Portsmouth NH accommodation. We also have a list
Oceanfront Vacation Rentals. Check this list
NH Seacoast Vacation Packages.
Portsmouth NH Restaurants
Dining in the Portsmouth NH region offer many
different types of restaurants, not just seafood
restaurants! Everything from Mexican and Chinese
to fine dining in some of the most prestigious
restaurants in the state. Portsmouth also offers
a number a bars and pubs.
Portsmouth Harbor is a busy waterway that
separates New Hampshire and Maine. Portsmouth
Harbor is a place that you will certainly want
to check out when you come to New Hampshire...
It is full of interesting history! If you are
going to visit Portsmouth NH, make sure you
don't leave until your wander around Portsmouth
Harbor. Portsmouth Harbor offers cruise tours,
some of which will even take you out to the
Isles of Shoals. These guided cruises usually
offer a narrated trip through the harbor,
detailing the forts, Portsmouth Naval Shipyard,
some of the local businesses, US Coast Guard
Station, the Portsmouth Harbor Light House,
which is said to be a
haunted lighthouse in New Hampshire
(investigated by Ghost Hunters in October 2008.
The Ghost Hunters episode aired on December 10,
2009 on the Sci Fi Channel) (Photos of the Portsmouth Lighthouse). Ghost Hunters also
investigated the Keeper's House and Fort
Constitution in Newcastle NH along the
Portsmouth Harbor. Check out the
Portsmouth Harbor webcam!
Portsmouth Harbor is also home to the annual
Tall Ships Festival
located on Market St. at the State Pier. A great
way to spend the weekend and learn more about
the old tall ships!
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard
Portsmouth Naval Shipyard is located on Seavey Island. The island is
278 acres and is owned by the state of Maine. The island was
originally five separated islands that were joined together and used
for collecting wild berries and drying fish. Fort Sullivan was built
in 1775 to supplement
William and Mary as well as Fort McClary during the Revolution
and the war of 1812. In 1908, the First was blasted away and
the Portsmouth Naval Prison was built. There were over 1,600
prisoners from the Battle of Santiago de Cuba that were held from
July through September of 1898. A marine camp was built just
north of the naval prison. Currently there Naval Shipyard has
62 buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic