The Portsmouth Historical Society Welcomes You!

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. Visit the Portsmouth History Center at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.  Digitized Portsmouth documents can be seen at

Click on this link for an introduction to our museum and buildings:   Introduction to PHS

IMG_4938OPEN 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

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