What was once a bustling sea village now stands as a testament to times gone by. Exhibits on "lightering", community life, and survival in this village can be seen in the Theodore and Annie Salter House and Visitor Center, the School, the Post Office and General Store, and the U.S. Life-Saving Station.
Take a Tour
Guided walking tours of Portsmouth Village are offered seasonally. More information can be found on the Ranger Programs page.
If you prefer to wander the village on your own, download the audio tour of Portsmouth and explore the history of this former port town.
Things to Remember
Portsmouth Village is a protected historic and archeological site.
Help the National Park Service protect and maintain this rich cultural site. Please remember:
Last updated: October 20, 2023