Seeing things after visiting the pub? It could be haunted
Zwicker, owner of New England Curiosities, hosts a Haunted Pubs of Portsmouth Walk throughout the summer. The tour takes those who dare on a trip to seven of Portsmouths pubs where Zwicker will share the legends and lore of not only the city's historic buildings but its brews. And, if you're lucky, maybe a ghost will make its presence known.
"We believe the building used to be a brothel," Zwicker said. "The history of brothels and pubs in Portsmouth are inextricably linked."
"She's harmless," Zwicker said. "But she does let you know that she is there."
Portsmouth's brewing history dates back to the original colonies and at one time was the dominant industry in the city. Among the notable breweries in its history was the Frank Jones Brewery which was one of the largest ale-makers in America in its heyday.
While this is not a drinking tour, Zwicker said after the tour, participants are encouraged to go back to some of the establishments for a nightcap, or, according to Zwicker's website, "join their host in a local establishment for additional stories over 'spirited beverages.'"
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