Thomas Bailey Aldrich was born in 1836 in Portsmouth just a short distance down Court Street from the home of his grandfather, Thomas D. Bailey. While most of his youth was spent elsewhere, Aldrich returned to Portsmouth to live, from 1849 to 1852, with his grandfather in this house facing Court Street.
Badger's Island is located in the Piscataqua River at Kittery, Maine, directly opposite Portsmouth, New Hampshire. It carries U.S. Route 1 between the states, connecting to the Kittery mainland by the Badger's Island Bridge, and to New Hampshire by the Memorial Bridge.
All four 90mm guns of Battery 951 at Pulpit Rock were removed and placed in storage inside Battery Seaman. In 1947 the 954th Coast Artillery Battery (Harbor Defense), New Hampshire National Guard, Portsmouth, was formed with 101 men to operate Battery 204.
The Goose Island trail passes through woods, fields, and a pear orchard to views of Goose Island, Wentworth Coolidge Historic Site, and Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Return to the parking area along the same trail. The Creek Farm Cottage and other structures are not open to the public.
A gathering place for Portsmouth nonprofits, it is a popular location for event rentals. Discover Portsmouth, located at 10 Middle Street, Portsmouth, NH is open in 2018 on April 1 – December 23 daily from 9:30-5pm, and remains open until 8pm for Art Round Town, the first Friday of each month.
Fort McClary is a former defensive fortification of the United States military located along the southern coast of Maine at Kittery Point. Built at the mouth of the Piscataqua River, it was used primarily throughout the 19th century to protect approaches to the harbor of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and the U.S. naval shipyard.
Fort Stark is a former military fortification in New Castle, New Hampshire, United States. Located at Jerry's Point (also called Jaffrey's Point) on the southeastern tip of New Castle Island, most of the surviving fort was developed in the early 20th century, following the Spanish–American War, although there were several earlier fortifications on the site, portions of which survive.
Fort William and Mary was a colonial fortification in Britain's worldwide system of defenses, manned by soldiers of the Province of New Hampshire who reported directly to the royal governor. The fort, originally known as "The Castle", was situated on the island of New Castle, New Hampshire, at the mouth of the Piscataqua River estuary.
Fuller Gardens is a public botanical garden that was once part of the summer estate of Alvan T. Fuller on the Seacoast of New Hampshire. It’s a delightful oasis situated a stone’s throw from the ocean. The gardens feature horticulture at the highest level, with thousands of rose bushes and hundreds of varieties that bloom all season long.
John Langdon was a merchant, shipbuilder, Revolutionary War leader, signer of the United States Constitution, and three-term governor of New Hampshire. At the end of the nineteenth century, his descendants purchased the house and restored it to its eighteenth-century appearance.
Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge Approved! In October 2016, Dan Ashe, Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), and Wendi Weber, Northeast Regional Director of the Service, approved Great Thicket National Wildlife Refuge (NWR)—a new refuge dedicated to managing shrubland habitat for wildlife in the Northeast.
Great Island Common is comprised of 32 acres of seaside green space and beach in New Castle, NH. The town-owned park is open to the public 365 days a year from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. For reservations of pavilions or tent rental areas please call 603-431-6710 ext 10, all other inquires regarding the park please call 603-436-1992.
John Paul Jones Memorial Park is a municipal park in the town of Kittery, Maine.The trapezoidal park, flanked by the lanes of United States Route 1 approaching the Memorial Bridge across the Piscataqua River, was established in 1926 and named for American Revolutionary War naval hero John Paul Jones.
The Moffatt-Ladd House, also known as the William Whipple House, is a historic house museum and National Historic Landmark at 154 Market Street in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States. The 1763 Georgian house was the home of William Whipple (1730–85), a signer of the Declaration of Independence and Revolutionary War general.
The Seacoast Science Center is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization providing educational experiences at Odiorne Point State Park on behalf of New Hampshire State Parks. The Center is open 10am-5pm daily from mid-February-October 31; November 1-mid-February open Saturday-Monday, plus school vacation days, and by appointment Tuesday-Friday.
The shop serves as sister gallery to his studio and gallery in Ogunquit, Black Bear Fine Art. Piscataqua Fine arts is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Portsmouth at 123 Market St, just around the corner from the gallery's former location on Ceres Street.
Compass Community Health Care Center is an FQHC health care center. Our mission is to help our community get quality, primary health care services, to help patients make appointments and keep regular visits to their primary care physician, and to provide health care to all patients, even if they have no insurance.
Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses Founded in 2001, the Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouses are a chapter of the American Lighthouse Foundation (ALF). The mission of the Friends is to work for the preservation of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse and associated structures, as well as to gather and preserve the history of the important historic site and to share these resources with the public.
The lighthouse has been known by various names: Portsmouth Harbor Light, New Castle Light, Fort Point Light and Fort Constitution Light. It appears that the lighthouse was not lit from 1774 to 1784, although it did serve as a lookout post in the defense of Portsmouth during the Revolution.
Contact Us; Connect. a; b; c; d © 2018. Prescott Park Arts Festival. All rights reserved. Prescott Park Arts Festival is an independently operated 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. This fiscally responsible festival is managed by a professional staff and volunteer Board of Directors. All contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowable by law.
Once part of the 18th-century farm of royal Governor Benning Wentworth, this coastal hideaway borders the shoreline of tidal Sagamore Creek. You’ll find remnants of the old estate, including Creek Farm Cottage built in 1887. The short trail around the property follows the shoreline past a canoe/kayak launch and a man-made tidal pool.
The Sheafe Warehouse now sits on Shaw’s Wharf in Prescott Park. The warehouse, built c. 1740, was originally situated on the corner of Mechanic Street and what used to be called Graves End Street. The warehouse, circled in red below, was ideally situated on the Piscataqua River to receive incoming ships.
Portsmouth, NH 03801 The location of Portsmouth’s Fourth of July fireworks (always held July 3), adjoining South Playground and Leary Field is a roughly five-acre recreation area with tennis and basketball courts, a popular dog park, swing and play area, two baseball fields, and a saltwater pond.
Strawbery Banke is a 10-acre living history museum. For a PDF of the Visitors Guide map of the campus, please click here. Generally, a visit of 1.5 - 2 hours is recommended in order to visit the historic buildings, enjoy the interactive exhibits, and take in the beautiful gardens. Your ticket is good for TWO consecutive days.
Built c.1716 for Capt. Archibald Macpheadris, the Warner House was the home of six generations of extended family. In the early 1930s, the property was for sale, and an oil company had plans to raze the house for a gas station. The newly-organized Warner House Association purchased the historic property in March 1932, saving it from demolition.
For over 30 years, Water Country has been the go-to destination for wholesome family-friendly fun in New Hampshire. Water Country is New England's largest, cleanest, safest, and friendliest waterpark, featuring family-friendly rides and attractions like Big Ollie, Dr. Von Dark's Tunnel of Terror, and our very own adventure river.
The Wentworth-Gardner House opens for the season on May 24th, 2018! Admission for adults is $6, students under 18 are $3, and children under 7 are free! Admission is also free for members, and also includes invitations to all special events (including “members only” events), and a subscription to the newsletter.
About Wood Island Station At the mouth of the Piscataqua River in Kittery Point, Maine a graying old structure of unknown purpose and history was slowly crumbling on a small island. The Wood Island Life Saving Station has stood watch for 110 years.