The third oldest city in the United States, Portsmouth has been a popular
destination for national and international travelers for 400 years. Rich in
Colonial atmosphere and architecture, Portsmouth is one of the few American cities to retain its character as a prosperous, pre-Revolutionary
Named a “Historic Gem” by the NY Times (6/2002), one of the "10 Best Small Towns for the Arts" By USA Today, and is #6 on National Geographic's list of historic US destinations (11/08), Portsmouth today offers a rare combination of history and culture, restaurants, theaters and live musical entertainment.
Visit Portsmouth and you will be as captivated with the city as Governor
Dale was 94 years ago.
Ranked #6, historic US destinations (National Geographic, 11/2008)