Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Portsmouth, New Hampshire is a picturesque maritime town with a rich history dating back to the early 1600’s. Tons of restaurants, shops and easy access to the beaches, Boston and Portland make it a popular tourist destination.

If you love homes with character, you’ll find that this town provides them in abundance. The town is loaded with older houses, as well as museums, so you’ll be able to indulge your love of history and heritage while you’re in Portsmouth, or just visit one of the popular waterfront decks and mingle with the locals.

This town features gardens from the 18th century, as well as access to Moffatt Ladd House, which was the private residence of one of the signatories of America’s Declaration of Independence.

Key Facts About Portsmouth, NH

  • Location – Seacoast New Hampshire, a stone’s through from Maine, and 50 miles north of Boston.
  • Time – EST
  • Climate – This is New England so it’s 70-80’s for June thru September, 40’s & 50’s in Spring and Fall.. And 20-30’s in Winter.
  • Size – 16.8 square miles
  • Population – 21,000
  • Safety – Very safe

Points of Interest in Portsmouth, NH

Strawberry Banke & Museum

One not-to-be-missed heritage attraction in Portsmouth is Strawberry Banke Museum. This is the home of forty structures which were designed in order to mimic life in the town during the years 1695-1950. When you visit this historic recreation, you’ll enjoy fine performances from actors and actresses who have donned period costume in order to help bring Portsmouth history to life.


Portsmouth has quaint shops and is just 5 minutes away from the popular Kittery Maine Outlet Stores.

Market Square

To enjoy people-watching, be sure to check out Market Square. It’s a good place to shop and to find other locals and tourists.

Prescott Park

A lovely place to chill out, see a play or take in the fresh salt air.

Plan a Trip to Portsmouth Today

New Hampshire is beautiful and Portsmouth is one of its glittering jewels. Portsmouth is also becoming a popular destination to move to as it’s centrally located.  If you’re looking for a NH moving company check out Huff Movers.  I used them when I moved in New Hampshire..


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