Portsmouth Places

TripWhat's travel guide to Portsmouth; our list of the best things to see, including DeWolf Tavern, Mt. Hope Farm and Green River Silver Co..
  • The best place in Portsmouth: DeWolf Tavern

    DeWolf Tavern

    259 Thames St
    Reservations suggested Located on the beautiful waterfront in downtown Bristol, this restaurant is the ideal spot to have a romantic dinner or a formal outing. It may be pricy, but once you set foot inside the restaurant you will see why. The restaurant is renovated stone house which gives guests a sophisticated, rustic feel.
  • Mt. Hope Farm

    Mt. Hope Farm

    250 Metacom Avenue
    This open farmland is perfect for a peaceful walk, bike ride, or hiking trip with the family or by yourself. The trails are lined with forests and wild flowers and a beautiful view of the Mt. Hope Bay. It can be used for wedding ceremonies and other special occasions during the summer, so it can get a little crowded at times. There is plenty of history that comes with the land as well, but you have to do a little exploring in order to find it.
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  • Green River Silver Co.

    Green River Silver Co.

    297 Hope St
    Mon-Sat 10 am - 6 pm Sun 12 pm - 5 pm. This small yet elegant jewelry store is located right in downtown Bristol off of Hope Street. It is all real silver jewelry so the items can be a little pricey, but serve as a great gift for someone or a little treat for oneself. They have a wide variety of accessories that can be worn by any age group and a staff that is always willing to assist you.
  • Boat House Restaurant

    Boat House Restaurant

    227 Schooner Drive
    The Boat House is the quintessential seafood spot taken to a new level of innovation and excellence. Located within the gates of the Villages on Mount Hope Bay condominium complex, enjoy outdoor and indoor seating with picturesque views of the Sakonnet River and as you sample some of the best local seafood in New England. The cuisine boasts a menu of fresh seafood and local produce, taking its cue from the picturesque backdrop of the Sakonnet River.
  • The Beehive Cafe

    The Beehive Cafe

    10 Franklin Street
    The Beehive Café is by far the cutest little coffee shop in Bristol. Located by the water and about four feet away from Independence Park, the Beehive Café serves all sorts of organic teas, coffees, smoothies, and other caffeinated and un-caffeinated drinks. Also serving dinner now, you can attend the café for any meal of the day, or just stop by for a casual sit in alone or with company. The beehive café provides a few board games, free wifi and can also be family oriented. Open from 7am-4pm Wed-Sat and 7am-9pm Sun-Tues.
  • Persimmon


    31 State St
    Persimmon is a modern, 36-seat, chef-driven restaurant serving fresh American cuisine in harmony with the seasons. It is located in historic Bristol, Rhode Island, thirty minutes from Providence and an hour south of Boston.
  • Aidan's Pub

    Aidan's Pub

    11 John St
    Aidan's Irish Pub, Bar, and restaurant in Bristol, RI between Providence and Newport, Rhode Island IRISH PUB in ri.
  • Carmella’s Pizzaria

    Carmella’s Pizzaria

    3001 East Main Road
    Open 7 days a week from 11am-10pm during regular hours. Winter hours are from Nov – March and the store closes at 9pm Sun-Wed.
  • Beehive Cafe

    Beehive Cafe

    10 Franklin St
  • Nacho Mamma's Bristol, RI

    76 State Street
    Welcome to Nacho Mamma's!! 401-396-9588 NachoMammasRI@gmail.com
  • Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

    Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum

    101 Ferry Road
    $10, children under 15: free. An excellent piece of historic Bristol. An English-Style mansion of 45 rooms, with 33 acres of lawns and vividly colorful gardens host to an impressive collection of flowers from around the world. However, it can be incredibly uncomfortable and hot walking around the gardens in the middle of the summer.
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  • Fort Barton

    Highland Road
    Open: year round, sunrise to sunset. An authentic Revolutionary War fortification, Fort Barton was the troop staging area for the invasion of Aquidneck Island and Newport and, eventually, the Battle of Rhode Island in 1778. The park contains three miles of trails and an observation tower, crowning the park at 30 feet high and offering panoramic views of the Sakonnet River, Mount Hope Bay, and the Portsmouth and Bristol shorelines. The vast trails are well maintained, and carefully constructed stairs allow easy travel up and over steep hills. Deep into the trail network, hikers will find a quiet path beside a stream.
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  • Herreshoff Marine Museum

    1 Burnside Street
    May-Oct 10AM-5PM. $8 Adult, $7 Senior, $2 Student, free under 12. Yachting museum and America's Cup Hall of Fame. Dockage space is available at the Museum pier, reservations are recommended.
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  • Northwind Sports

    Thames Street Landing
    Northwind Sports is a gear shop for water sports. Clothing, equipment and rentals are available. Bike rentals are also on premises.
  • Wild About Beads

    436 Main Road
    We-Fr 10:00am-6:00pm, Sa 10:00am-5:00pm, Su 12:00-4:00pm. Shop the areas largest selection of quality brand-name beads, charms and everything else you need to make your own jewelry. Instruction available.
  • Little Purls

    3952 Main Road
    Tuesday - Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday 12:00 - 5:00 pm Closed Mondays. Little Purls is one of the most adorable children's boutiques you could ever come across. Little Purl's is the only store of its kind in Tiverton and it caters to customers from all over Rhode Island, Massachusetts, as well as parts of Connecticut and New York as well. This boutique carries clothes, toys, books, and accessories for children aging from newborns to preteens. They offer custom gift wrapping, special ordering, and they will ship a product right to your door. The owners of this "Best of Rhode Island" shop, in the heart of the Historic Tiverton Four Corners, ensures every customer has an enjoyable experience by making shoppers "feel the way they used to" when they come into the store.
  • Green Animals Topiary Garden

    Cory’s Lane
  • Chase-Cory House

    3908 Main Rd
    , Tiverton, RI 02878 +1 401 624-2096. Open: May-September, 2pm - 4:30pm. Located in Tiverton’s 4-Corners National Register Historic District, this historical building hosts special exhibits throughout the season. Built in the late 17th or early 18th century and now owned by the Tiverton Historical Society, this 3/4 cape with gambrel roof was home to whaling captains and their families, descendants of one of the first twenty seven freemen listed as original residents of Tiverton. The house and grounds retain many of the original features of a colonial farm, including a corn-crib and wash house.
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  • Ocean State Adventure

    99 Poppasquash Rd
    Ocean State Adventures offers a vast array of outdoor needs. The store sells everything for your paddling needs. Rentals, tours, classes and camps are all services offered by OSA for the best views of the Ocean's States coastlines.
  • Four Corners Arts Center

    3852 Main Road
    Home to the historic Soule-Seabury House built about 1800, and contains over an acre of landscaped grounds used for exhibits, concerts, outdoor dance, sculpture, theater, and special events.
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  • Montaup Country Club

    500 Anthony Road
    a scenic 18-hole golf course overlooking the Mt. Hope Bay and Bridge. Open to the public year round.
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  • Green Valley Country Club

    371 Union Street
    is an 18-hole golf course with a driving range. The club house contains a bar and restaurant as well as banquet facilities.
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  • Ruecker Wildlife Refuge

    Seapowet Ave
    Open: daily, sunrise to sunset. Over 48 acres and wound through with 1.5 miles of trail, this refuge is home to a variety of animal and plant life. Parceled with woods and salt marshes, and offers fine views of the Sakonnet River. Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, and Glossy Ibis are among the birds that frequent the marsh. Jack's Island, a peninsula that extends into the Sakonnet River, is home to breeding Ospreys.
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  • The Bead House

    11 Constitution Street
    Tues-Sat 11 to 6 Sunday 12 to 5 Closed Mondays. The Bead House sells beads, jewelry and metal art in a full service store located in a restored Victorian home in Historic Downtown Bristol.
  • Escobar’s Highland Farms Corn Maze

    133 Middle Road
    Although not technically in Newport, the Portsmouth corn maze is a quick twenty minute drive that should be a top priority on a to do list. Run by Escobar's Highland Farms, this seasonal corn maze is a popular attraction for team building, families and dates, both on competitive and non-competitive basis. Escobar’s Highland Farms’ main attraction is the corn maze but its other attractions include hayrides, cow trains, pumpkin festivals, Halloween parties and other events that will occur during the operating months of August through November. The corn maze at this family friendly farm is affordable and enjoyable for all who attend.
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  • US Sailing Associated

    15 Maritime Dr Portsmouth, RI 02871
    Portsmouth boasts the headquarters for the US Sailing association.
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EDIT THIS ITINERARY Our list of places in Portsmouth uses some content from Wikipedia and Wikivoyage.