Annual Events

Old Farmers’ Market mid May to mid October
Children’s Day 1st Sunday in May
Chowderfest Saturday in late May or Early June
Market Square Day 2nd weekend in June
Jazz Festival in June
Fourth of July
Seaside Festival at Fort Foster in July
York Summerfest in mid July
Bow Street Fair in July

York Days Celebration late July to early August
Kittery-Eliot Chowderfest in mid September
Chili Cook-Off Saturday of Columbus Day Weekend
York Harvestfest in mid October
Lighting of the Nubble Lighthouse in late November
Candlelight Stroll in December
Winter Soltice in December
First Night on December 31st

Beaches

New Hampshire:

Hampton:

Hampton Beach
Little Boar’s Head
North Beach
North Hampton Beach

New Castle:

Great Island Common

Rye:

Foss Beach
Jenness Beach
Odiorne Point Beach
Wallis Sand BeachMaine:

Maine:

Kittery:

Crescent Beach
Fort Foster Beach
Seapoint Beach

York:

Long Beach
Short Sands Beach
York Harbor Beach

Ogunquit:

Ogunquit Beach

Historic Homes

Badger House,
Privately ownedJohn Bray,
Privately ownedGilman-Garrison House
(603) 436-3205 Governor Langdon House
(603) 436-3205 Hamilton House
(603) 436-3205 Jackson House
(603) 436-3205 Sarah Orne Jewett Home
(207) 384-2454 John Paul Jones House
(603) 436-8420 Lady Pepperrell House,
Privately owned, limited tours

Pepperrell House,
Privately ownedMoffatt-Ladd House
(603) 436-8221 Elizabeth Perkins House
(207) 363-4723 Rundlet-May House
(603) 436-3205 Sayward-Wheeler House
(603) 436-3205 Warner House
(603) 436-5909 Wentworth-Coolidge Mansion
(603) 436-6607 Wentworth-Gardner House
(603) 436-4406

Light Houses

Accessible

White Island Lighthouse,
Rye, Newhampshire

New Castle lighthouse,
New Castle, New Hampshire

Whaleback Ledge Lighthouse,
Gerrish Island, Kittery Point, Maine

Nubble Light House,
Cape Neddick, Maine

Two Lights – Twin Lighthouses,
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Portland Head,
Cape Elizabeth, Maine

Spring Point Ledge,
South Portland, Maine

Non-Accessible, but can be seen from Maine shore.

Goat Island,
Kennebunkport, Cape Porpoise

Wood Island,
Biddeford, Saco River at Biddeford Pool

Portland Breakwater,
South Portland, west side of main channel

Ram Island Ledge,
Portland,
North side of main channel

Museums

  • Children’s Museum
    (603) 436-3853
  • Kittery Naval Museum
    (207) 439-3080
  • Olde York Historical Society
    (207) 351-1083 A historic village.
  • Ogunquit Museum
    (207) 646-4909
  • 20th Century American art.
    Port of Portsmouth

(603) 436-3680

  • Portsmouth Shipyard Museum By Appointment,
    (207) 438-2565 or 438-3550
  • Portsmouth Anthenaeum
    (603) 431-2538
  • Seacoast Science Center
    (603) 436-8043
  • Audubon Society of New Hampshire
  • Seashore Trolley Museum
    (207) 967-2712
  • Strawbery Banke Museum
    (603) 433-1100
  • A living museum of homesand businesses that represents life in New England from 1650 to 1950.
  • Wells Automobile Museum (207)646-9064
  • Willowbrook at Newfield
    (207) 793-2784 A Restoration Village that represents the late 19th century with 37 homes and businesses.
    Don’t miss the 1894 Wooden Carrousel operated by
    a steam engine, the last one in existence in Maine.
    A self-guided tour, open May 15 to September 30, by appointment to October 31.

Restaurants

Bella Luna – Gourmet Seafood & Bistro. (603) 436-9800

Blue Mermaid – Seafood and Continental. (603) 427-2583

Cafe Mirabelle – Country French cuisine. (603) 430-9301

Captain Simeon’s Galley – Seafood, Great
Ocean View.
(207) 439-3655

The Carriage House – Gourmet seafood and Continental.
(603) 964-8251

Chauncy Creek Lobster Pier – Seafood – A seasonal setting on a lobster pier, but you need to bring your own salad and wine.
(207) 439-1030

Chiangmai Thai – Excellent Thai cuisine.
(603) 433-1289

Coat of Arms Pub – British Fare & Pub.
(603) 431-0407

The Dolphin Striker – Gourmet seafood – Great desserts.
(603) 431-5222

Friendly Toast – 50’s eclectic atmosphere.
(603) 430-2154

 

Harbor’s Edge – Seafood & Continental.
(603) 559-2626The Library Restaurant – Gourmet seafood and Continental – In the historic Rockingham House building. (603) 431-5202Lindbergh’s Crossing – Gourmet with wine bar upstairs.
(603) 431-0887Jumpin’ Jay’s Fish Cafe – Seafood.
(603) 766-3474The Metro – Gourmet seafood, American Bistro. Piano Bar.
(603) 436-0521Molly Malone’s – Irish Fare and Pub and Continental.
(603) 433-7233Muddy River Smoke House – Barbeque.
(603) 430-9099The Oar House – Gourmet seafood and Continental.
(603) 436-4025Old Ferry Landing – Seafood – A seasonal setting overlooking Portsmouth Harbour. April – September.
(603) 431-5510Pesce Blue – Gourmet Seafood. (603) 430-7766

Portsmouth Brewery – Upscale American Fare & Pub
They brew their own beer & sell Smuttynose on tap.
(603) 431-1115Rosa’s – Traditional Italian.
(603) 436-9715Sakura -Japanese with Sushi Bar.
(603) 431-2721Saunders at Rye Harbor – Seafood – Great Water Views. (603) 964-6466Taipei and Tokyo – Chinese and Japanese with Sushi Bar.
(603) 431-3668Warren’s Lobster House – Seafood – Great broiled and baked seafood with an incredible 60-item salad bar overlooking the back channel.
(207) 439-1630Wellington Room – Gourmet Creative American
cuisine with Italian, French & Asian influences.
(603) 431-2989York Harbor Inn – Seafood and Continental – Great Ambience. (207) 363-5119

Theatres

  • Hackmatack Playhouse
    (207) 698-1807
  • Hampton Play House
    (603) 926-3073
  • Music Hall
    (603) 436-2400
  • themusichall.org
    Ogunquit Playhouse
    (207) 646-5511
  • 20th Century American art.
    Pontine Theatre
    (603) 436-6660
    pontine.org

 

  • Prescott Park Arts Festival
    (630) 436-2848
  • Seacoast Repertory Theatre
    (603) 433-4472
  • seacoastrep.org
  • The Players Ring
    (603) 436-8123
  • playersring.org
    West End Studio Theatre
    (603) 431-6644 EXT 5