We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
A new insight

Never knew that northerners kept slaves. This trail enlightens one about black history. Good way to... read more

Reviewed 12 September 2018
Cold Spring, New York
Was recommended by our AirBnb host.

We enjoyed the walking this provided and we found it to be quite informational. Glad our AirBnb... read more

Reviewed 14 May 2018
Darlene C
Read all 20 reviews
All photos (11)
Full view
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good50%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
11 Sep 2018
“A new insight”
13 May 2018
“Was recommended by our AirBnb host.”
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
10 Middle St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4305
+1 603-436-8433
Improve This Listing
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Portsmouth
from USD 29.99
More Info
from USD 20.00
More Info
Reviews (20)
Filter reviews
20 results
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
See what travellers are saying:
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 20 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2018

Never knew that northerners kept slaves. This trail enlightens one about black history. Good way to learn about what was/is hidden from our history books.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Afoodie65
Reviewed 25 June 2018

The trail goes along much of the historical section of town. Interesting placards at each location full of information.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 193harrym
Reviewed 14 May 2018

We enjoyed the walking this provided and we found it to be quite informational. Glad our AirBnb host suggested it to us!

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Darlene C
Reviewed 27 December 2017

Growing up in Portsmouth, I found a new realization of the what happened here many years past--growing up with black friends that were just friends

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank Henry M
Reviewed 27 October 2017

This centers on an old burrying ground that was forgotten. The city has done an excellent job of explaining the black history. I would recommend it to round out the history of the area.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We stumbled onto several stops of this fascinating attraction more by accident than anything. Some of the signs pointed out where the escaped slaved had been hidden as they moved north. It explained the risks, not only to the black escapees, but to the white...More

Date of experience: August 2017
2  Thank Larry W
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

I just finished this tour I found it to be very informative and entertaining. The walk path is beautiful .

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Gabriel G
Reviewed 1 November 2016

Worth some time to learn about part of Portsmouth's history you probably didn't know. You'll be presented with historical accounts of Black history in New England that will ibe informative and moving at the same time.

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank v0yageur22
Reviewed 24 October 2016

When wandering around Portsmouth we just happened to stumble upon this very new-feeling memorial to the enslaved of this area. It is contemporary in its styling. The plaques are well done and I was especially touched by the quotes from the deceased buried there, engraved...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank 33146Chris
Reviewed 24 October 2016

This is an informative and emotionally moving memorial. Such a wonderful tribute. I would recommend everyone to visit the memorial.

Date of experience: October 2016
Thank MsC8108
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 17 nearby hotels
The Hotel Portsmouth
594 reviews
.15 km away
Hampton Inn & Suites Portsmouth Downtown
1,112 reviews
.27 km away
Hilton Garden Inn Portsmouth Downtown
1,442 reviews
.30 km away
Residence Inn Portsmouth Downtown/Waterfront
573 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 219 nearby restaurants
La Maison Navarre
148 reviews
.10 km away
Jumpin' Jay's Fish Cafe
1,020 reviews
.04 km away
Flatbread Company
466 reviews
.08 km away
The Friendly Toast
1,094 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 105 nearby attractions
Discover Portsmouth
201 reviews
.01 km away
Market Square
667 reviews
.30 km away
The Music Hall
173 reviews
.12 km away
Portsmouth Harbor Trail
41 reviews
.30 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Portsmouth Black Heritage Trail staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines