Sightseeing in Portsmouth


Individual or Family Membership, or Members of the Garrison Membership to Fort Adams Trust (Up to 58% Off)

Fort Adams Trust

FORT ADAMS STATE PARK

Tour the ramparts and underground tunnels in a military fort that was built in 1799 and played an instrumental part in the War of 1812

$25 $12

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General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 72% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

Permanent collections and rotating exhibits showcase around 7,000 pieces of glass art spanning more than 3,000 years of worldwide history

$10 $3

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John Brown House Museum Visit for Two or Four from Rhode Island Historical Society (Up to 50% Off)

Rhode Island Historical Society

John Brown House Museum

Museum examines early US social and cultural history in the 18th-century home of John Brown, an important figure in early America

$20 $11

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Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 56% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Museum of Work and Culture

Nine walk-through exhibits share the stories of the immigrants who traveled to Rhode Island in the late 19th century in search of prosperity

$16 $8

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Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 50% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms; membership with workshop discounts

$16 $10

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Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (62% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Cape Cod Children's Museum

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

$16 $6

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Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 47% Off)

Blue Hill Helicopters

Norwood

Flight simulator with virtual cityscape and realistic controls; tour takes guests over sights such as Fenway Park and Charles River

$150 $79

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One-Year Family, Individual, or Grandparent Membership Mystic Seaport (Up to 30% Off)

Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea

Mystic Seaport

Relive the nautical history of early Americans in a quaint, 19th-century seafaring village museum with historic vessels and shipyard

$120 $84

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Family Membership or Visit for Two Adults to the The Mashantucket Pequot Museum (Up to 53% Off)

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum

The Mashantucket Pequot Museum

One of the world’s largest museums that celebrates Native American history, art, and culture; walk-through dioramas and live performances

$75 $35

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$37 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum

Cohasset

Kids ages 1 to 6 explore educationally-themed playsets and touchable exhibits

$75 $37

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Meteor Shower/Milky Way Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 64% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Mark's Tree Farm

High-powered laser pointer showcases planets, galaxies, constellations, giant red stars, and nebulae during guided astronomy boat tour

$300 $119

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Paranormal Investigation Tour for Two or Four from The Plymouth Night Tour (Up to 52% Off)

The Plymouth Night Tour

The Plymouth Night Tour

Tour haunted and historical sites across Plymouth while outfitted with professional paranormal investigation equipment

$30 $17

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In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (44% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Tour the weather observatory, the home of the oldest climate record in the country, and see historical weather instruments still used today

$16 $9

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Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership to JFK Hyannis Museum (Up to 37% Off)

JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation

JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation

Exhibits explore the personal and political lives of John F. Kennedy, America’s 35th President

$20 $13

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2 or 4 Shoreline Excursion Tickets to Board a Tourist Train on the Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 32% Off)

Cape Cod Central Railroad

Hyannis Depot

Hop aboard a tourist train to take in views of woodlands, bogs, and the Cape Cod Canal outside the gently rocking cars

$44 $31

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75-Minute Lighthouse Boat Tour for Two or Four at Bay Spirit Tours (Up to 48% Off)

Bay Spirit Tours

Bay Spirit Tours

Boat cruises out of Hyannis Harbor on scenic 75-minute tour

$40 $22

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  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
    Deemed one of New England's Top Five Public Gardens by Yankee magazine, Blithewold invites guests to explore 33 acres of gardens alongside the Narragansett Bay. Amid this paradise, a 45-room Queen Anne?style mansion sits, filled with relics from the past?furniture, family heirlooms, and presumably, a box of Nomar Garciaparra rookie cards that hasn't been found yet.?Here, the hospitality of the VanWickle-McKee-Lyon family shines as groups tour the floors, getting lost in history before reemerging into the world. Outside, acre after acre of flowers and trees envelop the wanderers in an ever-changing landscape. Guests explore 50 specimens of trees, a rock and water garden, and a north garden that looks across the great lawn and into the bay.
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    101 Ferry Road
    Bristol, RI US
  • Coggeshall Farm Museum
    A living-history farm dating to 1799, Coggeshall Farm Museum brings Bristol’s agrarian past into the present by providing a faithful depiction of farm life during the period between the Revolutionary War and the Industrial Revolution. Staffed by trained actors in period dress, the museum provides rare insight into the lives of traditional coastal tenant farmers as workers demonstrate everyday chores of yesteryear such as tilling the land or applying wax to the land's moustache. Hands-on activities and workshops encourage patrons to get a feel for farm work and include lessons in Historic Foodways and Hearth Cooking. The farm's historic structures are meticulously maintained via period-accurate restorations, allowing them to keep proud watch over the expansive grounds where heirloom plants and native animals thrive amid 48 acres of woodland, fields, and salt marsh.Farm activities are open to the public on Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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    1 Colt Dr
    Bristol, RI US
  • Ghost Tours of Newport
    No one knows exactly where he came from—perhaps a sailor taking shore leave, or maybe a wayfarer exploring the colonies—but locals think they know what he's waiting for. In the 1720s, two travelers checked into The White Horse Tavern—still functioning today since 1673. One murdered the other, fleeing into the night, never to be heard from again. Ever since, visitors have seen the ghost of the slain traveler, saying that he appears to be waiting the day for his companion returns and he may take his revenge. This is just one of the tales shared by the guides of Ghost Tours of Newport. Cloaked in flowing black dresses, billowy capes, and top hats, they lead each tour by lantern light through Newport's historic colonial district, one of the oldest neighborhoods in the United States with buildings dating back to the late 1600s. Leading guests down easily overlooked alleyways still defaced by H.P. Lovecraft's tagging phase, the guides arrive at haunted locations, such as a wrought-iron-gated colonial cemetery neighboring a church constructed in 1726. The stories behind some sightings and locations even intersect with historical figures, such as George Washington and Lizzy Borden. Guides encourage picture taking and receive submissions each week of possible spectral figures caught during a tour, which they post to Ghost Tours of Newport's Facebook albums. These images range from the impression of faces in windows to orbs, believed to represent a spirit with a fondness for bowling.
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    25 America's Cup Ave
    Newport, RI US
  • Save the Bay
    Save The Bay has held to its mission since its founding in 1970: to protect, restore, and improve the Narragansett Bay region and its coastal waters through environmental action and stewardship. Save The Bay also defends the right of the public to use the Bay, encouraging visitors to act as responsible stewards of the Bay's bounty for future generations. Today, Save The Bay's staff and volunteers continue their work from their Bay Center that serves as the heart of operations. Its stormwater-management system contains a vegetated roof, a coastal-buffer zone, swales, and basins that can absorb and filter rainwater. Made from recycled steel and metal, the center's interior hosts an array of educational programs for adults and kids. Save The Bay also maintains an Exploration Center and Aquarium, camps, and marine-life tours aboard its 45-foot US Coast Guard?certified vessel Alletta Morris, the 27-foot vessel Swift, or the 46-foot Elizabeth Morris.
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    142 Long Wharf Dock
    Newport, RI US
  • Historic Tours of Newport
    Since 2007, the team behind Historic Tours of Newport has carefully consulted literature and publications documenting Newport’s heritage in its effort to chart engaging and enlightening van tours that propel passengers through more than 365 years of history. Expert guides dispense factoids about Newport’s social, religious, and architectural past on 60- to 90-minute Ten Mile Ocean Drive tours, which whisk visitors past a plentitude of sites including Bellevue Avenue’s 17th-century buildings and mansions, Chateau-sur-Mer’s dainty gardens, and the tree stump where town loon Humphreys McCaw declared himself king. Guests eager to peek inside one of myriad mansions detailed on the tour can opt for a Majestic Mansion tour, which permits escorted entry into one of six elegant manors during Ten Mile Ocean Drive excursions. Patrons purchasing private tours can additionally elect the two-hour Newport Now tour, which explores the city’s contemporary shopping malls, farmers' markets, and secret Redcoat-revivalist meeting places or custom design a tour around whatever sites and they yearn to behold.
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    23 America's Cup Ave.
    Newport, RI US
  • National Museum of American Illustration
    The splendor of the Gilded Age emanates from Vernon Court, a turn-of-the-century French chateau?style mansion outfitted with marbled columns, a spiral staircase, and sunken gardens. But inside the building is another kind of treasure: the National Museum of American Illustration, which houses some of the country?s most revered illustrated works. Hanging on the museum?s walls are original paintings and drawings from 145 renowned American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell and Maxfield Parrish, all created between 1895 and 1945. Maxfield Parrish was known best for his book illustrations, filled with a particular shade of intense cobalt that became known as Parrish Blue. His whimsical paintings feature fairytale characters, such as Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella, amid fantastic settings, such as lush gardens or neon-lit dance parties. Norman Rockwell?s iconic paintings, meanwhile, told stories of everyday life, some humorous and others heartwarming, appearing in the Saturday Evening Post and other magazines.
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    492 Bellevue Ave.
    Newport, RI US
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