Discover Portsmouth

cropped-4461010733_22cdcf39fd_b.jpgTHE MISSION

“The Portsmouth Historical Society is a nonprofit organization that operates a museum and visitor center in downtown Portsmouth, publishes books, manages the Black Heritage Trail and advocates for historic preservation. We tell Portsmouth stories and our mission is to provide a central city location where, in cooperation with other groups, we can introduce, interpret, and stimulate the study of Portsmouth history.”

The Society is the only institution focusing on the history of the entire community.

Click here learn more about Discover Portsmouth.


The Portsmouth Historical Society

PO Box 728
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0728
Telephone: (603) 436-8433

Discover Portsmouth & Academy Gallery

10 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8433

April 5- December 31
Open daily 10-5PM

The John Paul Jones House Museum

43 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
(603) 436-8420

May 1- October 31
Open daily 11-5PM