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Sightseeing in Portsmouth - what to see. Complete travel guide

Hovertravel, Portsmouth Portsmouth is one of the three oldest cities in America, which strikes visitors by its rich cultural and historical heritage. The city was founded in 1623; many old buildings and beautiful mansions have survived till our days. It seems that the atmosphere of the city does not change with time. Small streets of the city are always calm and quiet. They are more like English quarters of the last century rather than streets of a modern city.
As Portsmouth is rather small, one can easily get around on foot and see all major attractions of this place. One of the attractive spots is the home of Warner built in 1716. It's a beautiful building made of red brick, which is decorated with fine wall paintings. The residence of John Longdon is located nearby. This building was founded in 1785. This house is famous by one fact - George Washington himself stopped in it.
The open-air museum, which is called Strawbery Banke Museum, is the real pride of Portsmouth. This is a large complex that includes more than forty buildings that imitate antique colonial settlements. Tourists will be met by the museum’s staff dressed in special “antique" costumes. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
The most beautiful parks and alleys can be found on the banks of the Piskataqua River. Here are also located excellent restaurants opened in the buildings of past centuries. Besides the fact that you will be served delicious food, the decor of restaurants is simply delightful. Everything is chosen with great taste and all details emphasize the welcoming atmosphere of this place. Shops and shopping centers can be found near the coast, here are also located a network of popular restaurants and cafes. During warmer months, the beaches become the location of colorful festivals and parades. Here are organized performances for children, and on evenings tourists can enjoy fireworks or attend a music concert featuring local bands.
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Portsmouth
♥   State Park 'Pierce Island' , 1.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Odiorne Point' , 4.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Rye Harbor State Park' , 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   State Park 'Vaughan Woods' , 16.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Local Park 'Demerritt' , 17.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Art galleries in/around Portsmouth
♥   Art gallery 'Ogunquit Museum of American Art' Ogunquit, 22.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Portsmouth from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

Orpheum Theatre

From the series “Deserted places causing the feeling of chill”
In 1962, the old theater was converted into a warehouse, which stored tobacco. Today a small part of a historic building is occupied by a supermarket. The rest of the construction is vacant and, despite the fact that it is privately owned, it’s not difficult to get into the old theater. It preserved a stage and an auditorium with seating area. You can still see the old furniture and even carpets in some rooms. However, the former luxury of the Orpheum Theatre has gone. The ambience is scary. Drifting scratches and other strange sounds everywhere increase the discomfort of staying in this place. … Read further

Mount Washington

From the series “Top 11 dangerous spots for adrenaline-seekers”
Each day, the observatory workers are exposed to great danger. In winter, the complex of buildings is often completely hidden under a thick layer of snow. For many years, Mount Washington has been in the attention of tourists and photographers who were not afraid of the harsh climatic conditions and stories about dead people in these places. It is possible to walk through some foothills without risking lives, but this should be done only when accompanied by a guide. Today, Mount Washington is included in the national reserve White Mountain, which is amazing to walk, as it has a variety of natural attractions. … Read further
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