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Over a century ago, Portsmouth Village was a bustling port town. Today, the buildings and exhibits tell the story of changing times and life on the Outer Banks. The Theodore and Annie Salter House and Visitor Center, School, Post Office and General...more
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A very well preserved piece of American history lies in this island. Our tour guide was a local, and very knowledgeable about this history of the area and North Carolina in general. They are about 5-8 buildings you can walk through, the church is also...More
Portsmouth Village itself was so interesting and historical. We enjoyed looking at the old buildings and reading about the life of the people who lived in the village. However, the bugs were HORRIBLE. We used bug spray during the day, and it literally did nothing....More
I LOVE THIS TRIP. I LOVE THIS TRIP!!!!! For 20 bucks you get a nice long ferry ride from a native captain who tells you alot about the area. We were lucky, the wind kept the bugs away. The village was amazing, listening to the...More
This was the highlight of my life. Yes, I come from long lost family that settled the island, but it was more than a family tie to the village. All the homes and building were open for Homecoming 2018 on Saturday April 21, and they...More
Portsmouth Village is a deserted town on the northeastern tip of Portsmouth Island, part of the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Portsmouth was established in 1753 by an act of the North Carolina general assembly. Within twenty years, it had become the largest settlement on the...More
Enjoyed visiting Portsmouth to see this deserted fishing village. Buildings in great shape. The folks that man the various houses and stores were not there that day, so we only got to go in the structures that were unlocked, the church and the post office....More
I was like a kid at Christmas, as I had been wanting to go here for over 28 years, having read every book on it I could find. Village is lovingly kept up by volunteers and the Cape Lookout National Seashore. Go in September or...More
Contact the Austins at Portsmouth Island Boat Tours - Phone number (252) 928-4361 - they will take you to the Island when you want to go and return to pick you up when you want. They were born and raised on Ocracoke and... More
Contact the Austins at Portsmouth Island Boat Tours - Phone number (252) 928-4361 - they will take you to the Island when you want to go and return to pick you up when you want. They were born and raised on Ocracoke and will share lots of information about both islands with you. They are the best!
We booked through Portsmouth ATV Tours. I believe each person was $60 for the day. They book morning sessions and afternoon sessions. The trip includes about an hour in Portsmouth Village and then 2-3 hours riding the... More
We booked through Portsmouth ATV Tours. I believe each person was $60 for the day. They book morning sessions and afternoon sessions. The trip includes about an hour in Portsmouth Village and then 2-3 hours riding the ATVs on the beach side of the island, stopping to pick up shells, etc. There are other companies that go over to the island, but I don't know what they offer. I liked this company because it guaranteed we'd get to go into the abandoned town and then ride on the beach.