Sightseeing in Portsmouth


Jamestown Newport Ferry: Round-Trip Ferry Ride or Lighthouse-Viewing at Jamestown Newport Ferry/Conanicut Marine Services (Up to 30% Off)

Round-Trip Ferry Ride or Lighthouse-Viewing at Jamestown Newport Ferry/Conanicut Marine Services (Up to 30% Off)

Jamestown Newport Ferry

Jamestown

Take in scenic views of lower Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor during round-trip ferry rides and lighthouse viewing voyages

$46 $32

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Oldport Marine Harbor Tours: One-Hour Weekday or Weekend Harbor Tour for Two from Oldport Marine Harbor Tours (Up to 50% Off)

One-Hour Weekday or Weekend Harbor Tour for Two from Oldport Marine Harbor Tours (Up to 50% Off)

Oldport Marine Harbor Tours

Newport

Coast Guard–certified captains lead tours down the pristine Newport shoreline, complete with famous sites and tales about the city’s history

$38 $19

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Fort Adams Trust: Individual or Family Membership, or Members of the Garrison Membership to Fort Adams Trust (Up to 50% Off)

Individual or Family Membership, or Members of the Garrison Membership to Fort Adams Trust (Up to 50% 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 $15

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National Museum of American Illustration: Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to 50% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to the National Museum of American Illustration in Newport (Up to 50% Off)

National Museum of American Illustration

Newport

Housed in a French chateau–style mansion, the museum showcases the work of more than 150 American illustrators, including Norman Rockwell

$36 $18

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Seastreak: $42 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard from Seastreak ($70 Value)

$42 for a Round-Trip Ferry Ride from New Bedford to Martha's Vineyard from Seastreak ($70 Value)

Seastreak

New Bedford

A smooth one-hour ride takes passengers to Martha’s Vineyard on a pet-friendly, climate-controlled ferry with a full bar and outdoor seating

$70 $42

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The New Bedford Museum of Glass: General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 66% Off)

General Admission for 2, 4, 6, or 10 to The New Bedford Museum of Glass (Up to 66% Off)

The New Bedford Museum of Glass

New Bedford

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

$10 $4

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

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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Federal Hill Tours: Up to 53% Off Walking Tours at Federal Hill Tours

Up to 53% Off Walking Tours at Federal Hill Tours

Federal Hill Tours

Federal Hill

From the merchant: Our walking tours provided you with the most real-life experience of the customs and social fabric of the area.

$65 $32

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Museum of Work and Culture: Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Visit for Two, Four, or Six to the Museum of Work and Culture (Up to 48% Off)

Museum of Work and Culture

Woonsocket

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 $10

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Fuller Craft Museum: Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 43% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two, Guided Tour for Four, or Annual Membership for One (Up to 43% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

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

$16 $12

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Cape Cod Children's Museum: Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (38% Off)

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (38% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

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

$16 $10

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Blue Hill Helicopters: Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 45% Off)

Flight-Simulator Experience or 30-Minute Helicopter Tour for Up to Three at Blue Hill Helicopters (Up to 45% 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 $83

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Mystic Seaport: The Museum of America and the Sea: One-Year Family, Individual, or Grandparent Membership Mystic Seaport (Up to 38% Off)

One-Year Family, Individual, or Grandparent Membership Mystic Seaport (Up to 38% 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 $75

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Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum: $39 for One-Year Membership for Two Children to Our World Children's Global Discovery Museum ($75 Value)

$39 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 $39

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Provincetown Fast Ferry: Round-Trip Ferry Ride for 1 or 2 Between Plymouth and Provincetown from Provincetown Fast Ferry (Up to 43% Off)

Round-Trip Ferry Ride for 1 or 2 Between Plymouth and Provincetown from Provincetown Fast Ferry (Up to 43% Off)

Provincetown Fast Ferry

Plymouth

Bike- and dog-friendly ferries leave Plymouth at 10 a.m. seven days a week and land in Provincetown 75 minutes later

$43 $25

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Mark's Tree Farm: Meteor Shower/Milky Way Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 66% Off)

Meteor Shower/Milky Way Boat Cruise for Two or Four from Mark's Tree Farm (Up to 66% Off)

Mark's Tree Farm

Plymouth

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

$300 $112

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Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours: $49 for a Whale-Watching Tour for Two Adults from Capt. John Boats (Up to $94 Value)

$49 for a Whale-Watching Tour for Two Adults from Capt. John Boats (Up to $94 Value)

Captain John Whale Watching and Fishing Tours

Plymouth

A 3–4-hour boat tour takes visitors through Cape Cod Bay to see wildlife such as humpback whales, minke whales, dolphins, & razor bills

$94 $49

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The Plymouth Night Tour: Paranormal Investigation Tour for Two or Four from The Plymouth Night Tour (Up to 55% Off)

Paranormal Investigation Tour for Two or Four from The Plymouth Night Tour (Up to 55% Off)

The Plymouth Night Tour

Plymouth

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

$30 $16

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Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center: In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (47% Off)

In-Depth Tour for Two or Four at Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center (47% Off)

Blue Hill Observatory & Science Center

Milton

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

$16 $8.50

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R.T.S. Paranormal Investigations: Up to 51% Off Ghost Hunting at R.T.S. Paranormal Investigations

Up to 51% Off Ghost Hunting at R.T.S. Paranormal Investigations

R.T.S. Paranormal Investigations

Quincy Point

From the merchant: Learn Ghost hunting from RTS Paranormal on real haunted ship USS Salem 1: hour class &investigation on USS Salem .

$80 $42

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Cape Cod Central Railroad: 2 or 4 Shoreline Excursion Tickets to Board a Tourist Train on the Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 36% Off)

2 or 4 Shoreline Excursion Tickets to Board a Tourist Train on the Cape Cod Central Railroad (Up to 36% 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 $29

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JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation: Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership to JFK Hyannis Museum (Up to 40% Off)

Admission for Two or Four or One-Year Individual or Family Membership to JFK Hyannis Museum (Up to 40% Off)

JFK Hyannis Museum Foundation

Barnstable Town

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

$20 $12

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  • National Museum of American Illustration
    Before there were TVs, computers, video games, and smartphones, Americans turned to the most affordable form of entertainment?books. Along with periodicals such as the Saturday Evening Post, books seized America's attention not only with their words, but also with their unique illustrations. These works of art weren't just pretty pictures; rather, they captured significant moments in the ever-changing landscape of American culture. The National Museum of American Illustration preserves these visual cultural records on its walls. Over the past four decades, its curators have been assembling the museum's American Imagist Collection, which boasts the largest number of original illustrated images by such notable artists as Maxfield Parrish and J.C. Leyendecker, as well as the second-largest number of Norman Rockwell images. It also showcases works from Howard Pyle, the "Father of American Illustration," N.C. Wyeth, Charles Dana Gibson, Howard Chandler Christy, John Falter, and more than 150 others. The illustrations hang in Vernon Court, a building that could be considered a work of art itself. The turn-of-the-century French chateau?style mansion was built in 1898 by Carr?re and Hastings, who designed the New York Public Library and U.S. Senate and House office buildings, among others. With a marble hall, petit salon, and ballroom that were modeled after Marie Antoinette's private suites at the Palace of Versailles, it's not surprising that many consider Vernon Court to be one of the most beautiful mansions in America.
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    492 Bellevue Ave.
    Newport, 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
  • Newport Mansions
    The Preservation Society of Newport County protects and showcases Newport's one-of-a-kind architectural heritage. During tours of Newport's museum-houses, visitors get a glimpse into three centuries of American history, from the French Baroque styling of Rosecliff, high-Victorian splendor and fancy French name of Chateau-sur-mer. Tourists can trace the steps of some of America's most wealthy families as they explore latter-day castles such as Cornelius Vanderbilt II's The Breakers or the Isaac Bell House. Special events give guests a hands-on insight to the everyday people that worked in New England's most famous mansions, while annual occasions such as the Newport Flower show celebrate the treasured traditions and landscapes of Newport each year.
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    548 Bellevue Ave
    Newport, RI US
  • Newport History Tours
    When the Newport Historical Society and the Newport Restoration Foundation joined forces, the result was Newport History Tours. Founded to celebrate the region’s rich and vibrant history, Newport History Tours designed more than a dozen tours that explore the city’s landmarks, historic sites, and more than 300 pre-Revolutionary War–era buildings. The tours touch on just about every aspect of the city’s past, with themes that range from the colonial era and Golden Age to prohibition smuggling, historical criminals, and lantern-lit holiday strolls.
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    127 Thames St.
    Newport, RI US

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