Portsmouth Starts Planning For Its 400th Anniversary

Jun 3, 2018

The HMS Bounty, during a tall ship event in 2010, at the fishing pier on Peirce Island in Portsmouth.
Credit Dan Tuohy

Portsmouth, New Hampshire's oldest city, is gearing up for its 400th birthday.

The Portsmouth Historical Society and the city have created a partnership called Portsmouth400 to mark the anniversary in 2023. The events will start with a look back at previous anniversaries.

The festivities will continue with discussions of how to engage the community in programs that will honor the city's historic past and benefit its future.

The sessions are set for June 12 and June 26 at the Portsmouth Public Library. More sessions will be held in the fall.