Portsmouth & Kittery, ME, Guide and Information
Your Guide to Portsmouth.
Welcome to Portsmouth & Kittery
Portsmouth, N.H., and Kittery, Maine, sit astride the Piscataqua River as it empties into the Gulf of Maine. Both cities date to the 17th century, when Kittery began crafting a reputation as a boat-building center and Portsmouth was the preeminent trading post in northern New England. Today, Portsmouth is known for its historic, brick-and-slate downtown and its walkable downtown, while Kittery is best-known for the Kittery Factory Outlets, and the ship-building tradition continues at the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the oldest continuously operating shipyard in the United States Navy.
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Explore in Portsmouth & Kittery, NH
Kittery, Maine has a lot to offer.
This beautiful coastal town is situated on the southern coast of the state, across the Piscataqua River from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Its rich history and ideal location make it an idyllic get-away spot, either just as a day trip or for a long-term vacation. Restaurants and hotels abound in this area, as do public beaches and parks. But what Kittery is best known for is its shopping!
A good brewery in the Portsmouth/Kittery area is not hard to find.With so many local options, every beer lover is sure to find a pint that suits his or her tastes!
The Portsmouth Brewery has been serving great food and outstanding handcrafted beers since 1991 and is known as New Hampshire’s original brewpub! Stop in seven days a week and sample any one of their many craft beers. Or, take advantage of a complimentary tour of the Brewhouse on most Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays at 3pm.
Located in beautiful, historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the ever-popular Strawbery Banke Museum. This is an outdoor living history museum depicting various aspects of community life in the area from 1653-1958. The museum includes a visitor’s center, various art collections, historic gardens, 37 historic structures, costumed role-players, craft demonstrations, and interactive site demonstrations. The authentic interpretations include those of the lives of ordinary people such merchants, seamen, and typical families, in addition to well-known figures such as George Washington, Daniel Webster, John Paul Jones, and Paul Revere.
It is recommended that visitors allow a minimum of two hours to visit all the grounds and historic buildings and to partake in the interactive exhibits. If you’re short on time, no worries - your admission ticket is good for TWO consecutive days!