TEMPORARY HOURS beginning NOVEMBER 20, 2020
Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center
Seven Days a Week
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
The John Paul Jones Historic House is closed for the season and will reopen Memorial Day Weekend, 2021.
Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center & Academy Galleries
Open Seasonally, May–December
10 Middle Street
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Admission: Free for everyone
John Paul Jones House Museum
Open Seasonally, Memorial Day Weekend–Columbus Day
Also open on Veterans Day with free admission for all
November 11th, 11:00 am–5:00 pm
circumstances permitting, in 2020
43 Middle St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
Children 12 and under: Free
Active military personnel and their families: Free
Portsmouth Historical Society Members: Free
Portsmouth Historical Society Offices
PO Box 728
Portsmouth, NH 03802-0728
Looking for a particular staff member?
See our staff list, here.
The Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center and Academy Galleries are equipped with the following universally accessible amenities:
- Parking at the rear of the building (it’s a small lot; if there’s a problem with the cars parked, please call the front desk at (603)436-8433)
- Wheelchair ramp at rear of the building, entrance on Islington Street sidewalk
- Automatic doors at the rear of the building and at the main gallery entrances
- An elevator to access the second floor
- Universally accessible restrooms on the ground floor
The public restrooms in Portsmouth Historical Society’s Discover Portsmouth Welcome Center are universally-accessible thanks to a major renovation project that was co-managed by the City of Portsmouth’s Community Development Department and its Department of Public Works, using Federal funding from a Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). This project was also supported in part by a grant from the New Hampshire State Council on the Arts & the Arts Conservation “Mooseplate” License Plate Program.
The automatic gallery doors were made possible by the generous support of