The Portsmouth Historical Society Welcomes You!

If you didn’t get to see our display on “Lost to Time” visit a condensed version at the Portsmouth Free Public Library!

The Portsmouth Historical Society, located in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, welcomes you to discover our website. On this site you will find information about:

  • Our organization.
  • Our permanent exhibits.
  • Our annual exhibit themes.
  • Our research library.
  • Membership and contacts.
  • Links to Portsmouth, Rhode Island history.

Our blog will let you know about news and current events. Visit our site frequently.  We are constantly adding to this site. Our season has ended for 2014, but visit the Portsmouth History Center at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.  Digitized Portsmouth documents can be seen at

IMG_4938Come May we will be: OPEN SUNDAYS FROM MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND TO COLUMBUS DAY WEEKEND FROM 2 TO 4 PM Contact Information: Museum at corner of East Main Road and Union Street , Portsmouth, Rhode Island Address:  Portsmouth Historical Society , PO Box 834, Portsmouth, Rhode Island 02871 Email our curator: