Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop

Find exclusive Portsmouth books, creative art by local talent, and ever changing gifts that celebrate our rich cultural history.

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Welcome to Discover Portsmouth Museum Shop

Portsmouth Tugboat Poster

Moran Towing maintains at least three and often four tugs in Portsmouth to assist with river traffic that brings several million tons of cargo a year – coal, natural gas, road salt, and products for a Foreign Trade Zone – up the the Piscataqua River and through Portsmouth Harbor.

It can be a challenging job. While deep and ice-free, the Piscataqua is also the third-fastest tidal river in North America and extremely narrow by shipping standards.

As a result, the tugs operate only at “slack tide,” periods of about an hour twice a day when the incoming tide temporarily balances the outgoing current of the river.

Historic Doors of Portsmouth

Old Doors of Portsmouth, NH H.M.S. Harlow (1882- 1963)

After retiring to Portsmouth, artist Harry S. Harlow painted every major colonial doorway ... During World War I he moved to Portsmouth and served in the NH State Guard. 

Salt Piles of Portsmouth

The colossal, mountainous piles of salt sitting ominously on the outskirts of downtown Portsmouth have had quite the journey.

From being mined in salt flats or salt mines more than 4,000 miles away in exotic places like Peru and Chile, to traveling 35,000 tons at a time through the Panama Canal and up the Atlantic, the salt resting at the port on Market Street is just a local slice of a multi-billion dollar, international process with the objective of making your winter commute as safe and convenient as possible.

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  • Portsmouth Historical Society Water Bottle
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  • Discover Portsmouth Mug
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  • Portsmouth Tea Towel
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  • John Paul Jones House Coaster
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  • Entering Portsmouth Candle
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  • Portsmouth coordinate coaster
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  • Alison Gardiner Women's Suffragette Fine Bone China Mug
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  • Portsmouth est. 1623 coaster
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I always find the best gifts for my family and friends at the museum store.

Tammy Gewehr-

The books, the clothing, the unique nautical items are amazing. A must visit when in Portsmouth!

Donata Luz-

The best selection of Portsmouth History Books! Also , I just became a member so now I always get 10% off when I shop at the museum store!"

William Buxton-
  • Celebrating Portsmouth

  • A city with a rich and diverse history
  • Doors of Portsmouth

  • Portsmouth Tugboat print

  • Handmade Pottery by local artist

  • Portsmouth Salt Piles

  • Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation.

Celebrating Portsmouth

A city with a rich and diverse history

Doors of Portsmouth

Portsmouth Tugboat print

Handmade Pottery by local artist

Portsmouth Salt Piles

Salt is essential for life in general, and saltiness is one of the basic human tastes. Salt is one of the oldest and most ubiquitous food seasonings, and salting is an important method of food preservation.