3-Hour Kittery & York Maine Tour
The 3 hour Kittery and York Maine tour is a drive through historic Kittery and York Maine with views of the beautiful Piscataqua River, Portsmouth Harbor and the Maine coastline.
The Kittery and York Maine Tour begins in downtown Portsmouth.
Stops and Sites along the tour include:
Historic Kittery and the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. Settled in 1623 Kittery is the home of the Portsmouth Naval Shipyard, the old continuously operated US Navy shipyard.
William Whipple House built in 1665 as a garrison house against Indian raids and birthplace of William Whipple a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Lady Pepperell House built in 1760 for the widow of Sir William Pepperell, a hero in the French and Indian Wars.
Ft. Mc Cleary State Park and best site to view Portsmouth Harbor (stop). Built in 1715 and used to defend Portsmouth Harbor through the Civil War.
Sir William Pepperell House and Tomb. The 1683 home of Sir William Pepperell, the hero of the Battle of Louisburg, Nova Scotia during the French and Indian Wars and the acting governor of colonial Massachusetts and his nearby tomb.
Numerous 17th & 18th century home and taverns and are some of the oldest buildings in Maine.
Harbor Hill and Hartley Mansion Park (stop). Site of former 19th century summer homes and bath houses donated with spectacular views of York Harbor.
Cape Neddick “Nubble” Lighthouse and Park (stop). Built in 1879 on a small island just off the Cape Neddick, the lighthouse is one of the most photographed in Maine.
Old York Village, Old Gaol (1719 jail) and Old Burial Ground. Settled in 1624, York became the first incorporated city in America in 1642.
Historic Hancock Warf (stop). Once owned by Declaration of Independence signer and wealthy merchant, the John Hancock Warehouse was one the many wharves and warehouses which fronted the river and York Harbor in the 18th century and is the only remaining commercial building remaining from the Colonial period.
3-Hour Best of Portsmouth & the NH Seacoast Tour
The 3-hour Best of Portsmouth and the New Hampshire Seacoast Tour combines the most popular parts of the Signature Heritage Tour of Portsmouth with the Scenic Coastal Tour. You will discover the history of Portsmouth, NH combined with the breathtaking coastline of New Hampshire lined with mansions from the by-gone Gilded Age, lighthouses, picturesque Rye Harbor and the best views of the Isle of Shoals.
The Best of Portsmouth and the NH Seacoast Tour begins in downtown Portsmouth.
Private Walking and Driving Tours
Interested in all the historic forts? Want to spend a little more time learning about the historic houses of Portsmouth?
Seacoast New Hampshire Heritage Tours can tailor a private tour to you and your group.
Contact us for details and pricing.