Last updated: 8/11/2014
Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Street Address
728 Portsmouth
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Mailing Address
Box 728
Portsmouth, NH 03802
Gift Shop
Special Event Rental
Group Tours
Sabdra Rux, Museum Manager
phone: 603-436-8420
Maryellen Burke, Executive Director
phone: 603-436-8433
Laura Calhour, Events/Facility Manager
phone: 603-436-8433

The Society maintains two facilities open to visitors:

1. The John Paul Jones House Museum commemorating the naval hero's stay in Portsmouth while awaiting the completion of his ship, "Ranger" as well as exhibits that tell the stories of Portsmouth including the 1905 Portsmouth Peace Treaty.

2. The Discover Portsmouth Center, a free information center that serves as a gateway to Seacoast NH arts, culture and history. Season for both sites is May-October. Admission charged at John Paul Jones House Museum, open 7 days 11-5. Free admission to Discover Portsmouth Center and changing exhibits, open 7 days 10-5.

Artifact Collections

Books, papers and artifacts related to Portsmouth NH history, 1630 ti the present.

Research Collections

Please contact Portsmouth Athenaeum, 603-431-2538

Educational Programs

Grade school teacher and student programs, docent training, gallery talks and tours, special events.


Lecture Halls

Performance Areas


Access: General Public, Students, Scholars, Staff Only, Members

Appointment required: No


Gift Shop

Special Event Rental

Group Tours

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