It is the fourth-largest community in the county, with a population of 20,784 at the 2000 census. A historic seaport and popular summer tourist destination, Portsmouth is served by Pease International Tradeport, a former military base converted into a civilian airport and office park.
In 2008 Portsmouth was named one of the "Dozen Distinctive Destinations" by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Portsmouth shipbuilding history has a long symbiotic relationship with Kittery, Maine, across the Piscataqua River. Although John Paul Jones boarded at the Portsmouth house which now bears his name, his ship Ranger was built on Badger's Island in Kittery. The Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, established in 1800 as the first federal navy yard, is located on Seavey's Island in Kittery. President Theodore Roosevelt arranged for the base to host negotiations leading to the 1905 Treaty of Portsmouth, ending the Russo-Japanese War.
Residence Inn in Portsmouth accommodations feature separate sitting and sleeping areas. Furnished with sofa beds and desks, guestrooms also provide complimentary wireless Internet access. TVs come with cable.
After a busy day in and around Portsmouth, return to Martin Hill Inn and relax in the lovely perennial gardens that cover much of the property. Sit by the water garden and enjoy the peaceful sounds of running water as you plan for dinner at one of Portsmouth's many outstanding restaurants.
Nestled on four beautifully landscaped acres, Wren's Nest Village Inn in Portsmouth offers a variety of unique accommodations and country charm, and features an indoor heated pool, hot tub, heated floors, and fireplaces.
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company in Portsmouth, NH offers fun and popular cruises for everyone. Book for a group outing or special events and charters, and enjoy daily cruises and Educational Field Trips, they can even host weddings and receptions for something really different on your special day.
If you are planning on having an intimate gathering,reserve a cozy private dining room at Mermaid Catering in Portsmouth, or, for larger gatherings, our main dining room, lounge or historic brick Courtyard are available for event rentals.
Isles of Shoals Steamship Company Weddings in Portsmouth are a spectacular affair of romance with an unsurpassed setting perfect for your wedding reception aboard a historic steamship. Staff and crew offer excellent catering and all you and your loved one's need to do is relax and enjoy the ride.
Sheraton Weddings in the quaint historic city of Portsmouth, offers services that your guests will appreciate from valet parking, well appointed guest rooms and private reception spaces to accommodate 25-250 guests.
We want residents at Edgewood Center in Portsmouth to enjoy every minute of living in a place as lovely as seacoast New Hampshire. Several times each week, residents are out enjoying local restaurants, shopping, cultural events, and scenic rides.
Many residents choose to live at Edgewood Long Term in Portsmouth for the opportunity to live a fuller life with on-site activities and social events. We provide a lively and loving community and dedicated staff who work hard to address individual resident needs with a variety of activities offered seven days a week.
The Dolphin Striker in Portsmouth is a full-service restaurant and bar specializing in contemporary American cuisine and serving lunch and dinner, and with a function room can host special occasions. Parking is provided in the municipal garage.
When you purchase a pool or spa, there is usually a lot more involved than just picking out the product and having it delivered. There are permit requirements to consider, site location that needs to be prepared, as well as electrical and even zoning concerns.
But don?t worry, because Aqua Paradise Pools and Spas in Portsmouth handle everything.
The Isles of Shoals Steamship Company Charters in Portsmouth, NH welcomes large groups and private charters for the time of their lives. These charters are ideal for Corporate Outings, Birthday Celebrations, Family and Class Reunions, Lobster Clambake and Dinner Cruises or any celebration you can think of, and memories will be unforgettable.
Imagine a warm, sunny day intense with color. At Ambrosia Gardens in Portsmouth we've gathered those colors together, deep lavender daisy pompons, sunny yellow daisy pompons and bright white daisy pompons, into a round white-wash basket trimmed with a light lavender bow.
After a tiring day sightseeing and exploring in and around Portsmouth, guests can enjoy the indoor pool, steam room and sauna, or take a stroll around the Anchorage Inn and Suites beautifully landscaped grounds.
When Strawbery Banke Museum opened to the public in 1965, Portsmouth began to rediscover the past it seemed to have left behind. That past has become a vital part of the modern city. The museum has become an important asset to the local economy and the major attraction for visitors to Portsmouth.