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Happy Birthday Coast Guard!
Did you know that Portsmouth is the ninth official Coast Guard City in the nation? Join us as we celebrate the 224th birthday of the United States Coast Guard!
On August 4, 1790 the Revenue Cutter Service (the precursor to the Coast Guard) was established to watch over the coast of our young republic. Get your hands on craft activities, your eyes into historic scenery and your ears into sweet musical sea shanties as we explore the history of the Coast Guard from the Federal Period through World War II!
Admission is free as part of our First Weekends, First Saturday programming series.