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Discover Portsmouth Center
42 Middle St., Portsmouth
(603) 436-8433

Discover Portsmouth is the place where you can find all you need to know about cultural Portsmouth. Our staff and volunteers are up to date on the many happenings in the city. We can suggest a new play at a small theater company, where to catch a blockbuster art opening, or which historic house has a great collection of Chinese export porcelain.

We also invite to you watch our short film on the history of Portsmouth, tour our free art exhibits, or browse through our Museum Shop.

Strawbery Banke Museum
History Happened Here
14 Hancock Street Portsmouth NH
(603) 433-1100

Strawbery Banke is about connecting with the past. Visitors to Strawbery Banke have the opportunity to experience and imagine how people lived and worked in this typical American neighborhood throughout four centuries of history. Through its restored houses, its featured exhibits, its historic landscapes and gardens, and its interpretive programs, Strawbery Banke tells the stories of the many generations who settled in the Portsmouth, NH, community from the late l7th to the mid-20th century.