Things to Do

Albacore Museum Albacore MuseumPortsmouth
The USS Albacore, the prototype for modern submarines, was built in Portsmouth and has been converted into a museum. 600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 436-3680 map
American Independence Museum American Independence MuseumExeter
The site of the New Hampshire Treasury during the American Revolution, this museum is home to an original broadside of the Declaration of Independence and early drafts of the U.S. Constitution. 1 Governor's Lane, Exeter, NH (603) 772-2622 map
Children's Museum of New Hampshire Children's Museum of New HampshireDover
Dozens of interactive exhibits and activities for children in a new location. 6 Washington St., Dover, NH 03820 (603) 742-2002 map
Discover Portsmouth Center Discover Portsmouth CenterPortsmouth
Discover Portsmouth is a central gateway to the historical, cultural and artistic sites and venues around greater Portsmouth. Open April 1 thru December 23. Corner of Islington and Middle Streets, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 436-8433 map
Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve Great Bay National Estuarine Research ReserveGreenland
Education center for the Great Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve. Interactive exhibit room, touch tank, and boardwalk. (603) 778-0015 89 Depot Road, Greenland, NH 03840 (603) 778-0015 map
Gundalow <i>Piscataqua</i> Gundalow PiscataquaPortsmouth
For centuries, sailing barges connected up-river Seacoast to Portsmouth. The last of these "gundalows" disappeared decades ago, but a Seacoast nonprofit offers educational programs, tours and sailing trips aboard a full-scale replica, the Piscataqua. Prescott Park, Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 433-9505 map
Hampton Beach Hampton BeachHampton
The most popular beach in the region, Hampton Beach has been drawing visitors by the hundreds of thousands since the turn of the century. The beach is extremely wide and the water warm. Bath house and lifeguards in season. Located on Route 1A, Hampton. Ocean Boulevard, Hampton, NH 03842 (603) 926-3784 map
Isles of Shoals Isles of Shoals
The picturesque and history-filled Isles of Shoals, six miles off the New Hampshire coast, are a popular day trip. map
Nubble Cape Neddick Lighthouse Nubble Cape Neddick LighthouseYork
Picturesque and accessible Cape Neddick Lighthouse (The Nubble) in York Beach, Maine, draws thousands of visitors each year. Sohier Park Road, York, ME map
Peirce Island Peirce IslandPortsmouth
Located adjacent to Portsmouth's picturesque South End, Peirce Island offers unobstructed views of the Piscataqua River, the bridges, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. It also features an outdoor pool, walking paths, playgrounds, and boat launches. Peirce Island, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 431-2000 map
Prescott Park Prescott ParkPortsmouth
Portsmouth's 10-acre waterfront park with flower gardens and a summer arts festival. Marcy Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801 (603) 431-2000 map
Redhook Brewery Redhook BreweryPortsmouth
The largest brewery in the Seacoast offers tours daily. 35 Corporate Drive, Portsmouth, NH (603) 430-8600 map
Seacoast Science Center Seacoast Science CenterRye
The Seacoast Science Center is a non-profit marine environmental organization located on the rocky coast of historic Odiorne Point State Park. The center features live animals of the Gulf of Maine, indoor touch tanks, and hands-on exhibits about life in and around the ocean. Odiorne State Park, 570 Ocean Blvd., Rye, NH (603) 436-8043 map
Strawbery Banke Museum Strawbery Banke MuseumPortsmouth
Strawbery Banke Museum illustrates the lives of historic New Englander with restored homes from four centuries and working artisans. 14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH (603) 433-1100 map
Water Country Water CountryPortsmouth
New England's largest water park. 2300 Lafayette Road, Portsmouth, NH (603) 427-1111 map
York Wild Kingdom York Wild KingdomYork
Located off Short Sands, York Beach, Maine, kids and adults will love the largest zoo and amusement park in the Seacoast. Route 1, York, Maine 03910 (207)363-4911 map
Looking for more to do? Check out the expanded Portsmouth events calendar.

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