Portsmouth Harbour Trail Highlights Tour
Named a Yankee Magazine
Best of New England 2009 Editors’ Choice”
Explore New Hampshire’s Best Walking City on foot!

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Portsmouth boasts 400 years of history, culture, architecture, and scenic beauty, and you can see it all along the Portsmouth Harbour Trail. Join a walking tour and let our knowledgeable guides highlight the historic homes, trademark tugboats and working waterfront, vibrant Market Square, colorful Prescott Park, and more.

You’ll hear stories about the rich and famous to the humble merchants and madams who had thriving businesses here. You may also hear about the brewers and politicians, fishermen and boat builders, writers, editors, and publishers that made Portsmouth the talk of the nation in their day. You’ll find that the people who were born here, worked here, or moved here over the past three centuries weave a colorful cultural tapestry. Portsmouth was, and still is, a town full of characters.

2016 Schedule: Thursdays and Saturdays, June 23 to October 15. All tours depart from the Market Square Information Kiosk at 1PM, and last approximately one hour. Total distance walked is around one mile.
Prices: Adults $15; Seniors & Students $12; Kids 8-14, $10; Under 8, Free.

Click here for a description of the Portsmouth Harbour Trail Tour.

For more information, please contact the Chamber at 603-610-5510 or info@portsmouthchamber.org.


Private group walking tours and step-on bus guide service available year-round by reservation. Please call the Visitor Services Coordinator at 603-610-5510 for more information.

Portsmouth Peace Treaty Tour (on request)

Over a century ago, the eyes of the world turned to Portsmouth, NH as the center of an international event – the signing of the Portsmouth Peace Treaty that ended a bloody war between Japan and Russia. President Theodore Roosevelt agreed to mediate the peace process and was later awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his diplomatic efforts. This tour will introduce you to the people, places & events of the peace process, from the delegates’ arrival by ship to the symphony of church bells that declared the peace throughout the city on September 5, 1905.