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Albacore Park
600 Market St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Tour the world's fastest submarine, which was the basis for today's nuclear submarine. Open Year Round. Summer hours are 9:30am to 5:30pm.... more >>

American Independence Museum
1 Governors Lane, Exeter, NH 03833

In the heart of historic Exeter , NH's Revolutionary capital, the American Independence Museum connects America's Revolutionary past with the present. Seasonal tours of the Ladd-Gilman House (c 1721) a... more >>

Exeter Historical Society
47 Front Street, Exeter, NH 03833

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Fort Constitution
Route 18 at U.S.Coast Guard Station in New Castle, New Castle, NH 03802

In the 1630's the first coastal defense system was erected on this site. In December of 1774 citizens of New Hampshire attacked the British Fort William and Mary. Renamed Fort Constitution and was occupied duri... more >>

Fort Dearborn
State Park, Route lA Ocean Boulevard, Rye, NH 03802

The fort is located in Odiorne's Point State Park; it is also the site of the first occupied house in New Hampshire in 1623. Set on the strategic rocky point at the entrance of Piscataqua River. During World Wa... more >>

Fort Stark Historic Site
Wild Rose Lane, Newcastle, NH 03854

Fort Stark is on a 10 acre site overlooking Little Harbor. the Fort was first used in 1746. The Fort was used in every war from the Revolutionary War through World War ll. You get a spectacular ocean view from ... more >>

Governor John Langdon House
143 Pleasant Street, Portsmouth, NH 03802

John Langdon, merchant, signer of the Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire built this imposing house in 1784... more >>

Jackson House
76 Northwest St., Portsmouth, NH 03802

The oldest wood frame house in New Hampshire and Maine. Open July lst. to Labor Day~Saturday and Sunday. An unusual home to visit. Admission is $6.00... more >>

James House Museum
459 Lafayette Road, Hampton, NH 03802

The James House is known as a true "first period" colonial and is regarded as perhaps the earliest surviving example of the the two-room deep, center chimney colonial in New Hampshire. The house was built for B... more >>

John Parker Hale House
l82 Central Ave., Dover, NH 03802

Part of the Woodman Institute; America's first white abolitionist senator resided here during the Civil War era. John Parker Hale's daughter Lucy was engaged to John Wilkes Booth. The mansion, circa 1813, conta... more >>

John Paul Jones House
Middle & State Sts., Portsmouth, NH 03802

Captain John Paul Jones, Revolutionary war naval hero, stayed in the house during two visits to Portsmouth. The House is a 1758 Colonial, gambrel roof with a very historic garden. Wonderful collection of furnit... more >>

Moffatt-Ladd House
154 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03802

Built on the bustling Piscataqua River in 1763, the mansion is a fine example of homes that were built by many of the successful merchants who resided in and around Portsmouth. A lovely Great Hall, period furn... more >>

Moses Kent House Museum
One Pine St., Exeter, NH 03802

The Museum interprets the history of the property, to promote scholarship, and to encourage the arts. The Moses-Kent House was built for Henry Clay Moses in 1868 and is on the National Register of Historic Pla... more >>

North Hampton Heritage Commission
34 Post Rd., North Hampton, NH 03862

Historical tour and walking tours. Year Round Please contact us for a guide and additional information ... more >>

Portsmouth Athenaeum
9 Market Square, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Established in 1817, The Portsmouth Athenaeum offers its library and exhibits with a limited access to the public. The lovely Federal style four story building was built in 1805. The Anthenaeum includes the... more >>

Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail
POB 5094, Portsmouth, NH 03802

Self Guided Walking Tours of sites, clustered mostly downtown, that tell the story of African-American settlement in Portsmoth, NH Guide book vailable.... more >>

Portsmouth Harbor Trail
500 Market Street, Portsmouth, NH 03802

A walking tour through the history of 375 year old Portsmouth, through downtown streets and past historic homes and buildings; offered on weekends during July & August ... more >>

Portsmouth Historic Houses
P.O. Box 239, Portsmouth, NH 03802

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Rundlet-May House
864 Middle St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

The merchant James Rundlet gathered great wealth in the textile trade thus making him able to build a mansion on a terraced rise above the street and filled it with the finest furnishings available. The wallpap... more >>

Warner House
150 Daniel Street, Portsmouth, NH 03802

Located in downtown Portsmouth is the first brick mansion built in New England , perhaps the finest brick residence of the very early 18th century left in New England. The oldest colonial wall painting still i... more >>

Wentworth Coolidge Mansion
Little Harbor Road, Portsmouth, NH 03802

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Wentworth-Gardner House
50 Mechanic Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

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William Damm Garrison
182 Central Ave., Dover, NH

Built in 1675 the garrison is a wonderful example of colonial New England architecture. There are about 800 colonial era artifacts including furniture, tools, fireplace utensils, cradles and spinning wheels. Th... more >>

World War 2 Tower Houses
Rye Ledges and along the coast of Rye, NH , Rye, NH 03802

An interesting view while driving along the NH and Southern Maine coastline are the homes that have been converted towers used in World War 2. The Towers were used as a defense against possible enemy surface sh... more >>

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