Portsmouth (estimated population of 22,000) is a New Hampshire port city on the Piscataqua River. It is New Hampshire’s oldest settlement, second oldest city, first capital, and only seaport. Portsmouth, NH was an important colonial seaport noted for fur trading and shipbuilding. It contains several historic buildings, including the Richard Jackson House (built c. 1664), the oldest residence in New Hampshire. Notable 17th- and 18th-century houses include several within Strawbery Banke Museum, where costumed staff demonstrate traditional crafts. Nearby, the 1855 North Church presides over downtown’s Market Square. Prescott Park has riverside gardens and boat docks. Northwest, former research submarine USS Albacore is in a park, alongside a visitor center. Settled in the early 1600s and listed as one of America’s Dozen Distinctive Destinations by The National Trust for Historic Preservation, Portsmouth, New Hampshire is called “one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country” with a “stimulating mix of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, art galleries, jazz clubs and distinctive artisans’ boutiques.”
* DISCLAIMER: This website contains affiliate links. If you choose to purchase after clicking a link, we may receive a commission at no extra cost to you. Our site is sponsored by mattressesinboxes.com
Copyright © 2019 - All Rights Reserved.