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Q: How do I get to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard?
A: Directions from Boston, MA

Follow signs for Rt. 95 North (Maine/New Hampshire). Take Route 95 North through the Hampton, New Hampshire tollbooth ($2.00 toll) and continue on Route 95 to Maine. On Route 95 North you will pass over the Piscataqua River Bridge into Maine. (This is a very large high-rise bridge). You will see the shipyard to your right as you reach the top of the bridge - large cranes in the distance. Take Exit 1 for Dennett Rd. toward Navy Yard/Eliot/ME-103. Turn left onto Dennett Rd. Continue onto Old Post Rd., then onto Cook St. Cook St. turns left and becomes Government St. Continue onto Walker St. Go straight through the lights to stay on Walker St. which leads you directly to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Gate 1.  


Directions from Portland, Maine

Take Route 95 South all the way through the York, Maine tolls and continue until you reach the exit for Route 236 Kittery, Maine. (This will be the second exit after the tolls). Stay right on the exit.

Once on Route 236, move to the left lane. Pass under the overpass and enter into the Kittery Traffic Circle. At the traffic circle, take the second exit onto State Rd. (immediately after the 7-Eleven but before Dairy Queen). Follow this road for approximately one mile. At the lights, take a left onto Walker St. Continue straight on Walker St., which leads you directly to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard's Gate 1.

GPS Location  

When using a Global Positioning Satellite (GPS) device for driving directions, enter the intersection of Walker St. and Wentworth St. in Kittery, Maine as your destination. Portsmouth Naval Shipyard does not always register as a destination on GPS devices.

Q: How do I get in touch with Portsmouth Naval Shipyard?
The mailing address is:

    Portsmouth Naval Shipyard 
    Portsmouth, NH 03804-5000

Q: Is Portsmouth Naval Shipyard open for public tours?
Due to security restrictions, requests for history tours including Peace Treaty Room access by veterans associations, community groups, and others are considered strictly on a case-by-case basis. Alternatively, there are museums and memorials located in the Seacoast area that are open to the public. For more information on shipyard history tours, please call the Public Affairs Office, (207) 438-1140.

Q: How do I get the telephone number to an office, command, ship or submarine at the shipyard?
A: The shipyard has an automated service for locating various areas throughout the shipyard, the number is (207) 438-1000.

Q: How do I apply for a job at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard?
A: Shipyard jobs can be found at
http://www.usajobs.gov/ using the "Search Jobs" tab located in the top left corner of the page. Narrow your search using a keyword or location (enter Kittery, ME and Portsmouth, NH or Point Loma, CA and San Diego, CA for the shipyard's detachment). Be sure to read the "How to Apply" section under the desired job announcement.

Q: As a business providing goods or services, where can I obtain information regarding opportunities to contract with the government?
A: Contract information is available by calling (207) 438-4268 or (207) 438-3874.

Q: How do I get the current listing of solicitation packages for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard?
A: Solicitation packages for Portsmouth Naval Shipyard are available on a website entitled Federal Business Opportunities. The site is available at http://www.fbo.gov/

Q: What is the process for contractors who require access to Portsmouth Naval Shipyard (PNSY)?
A: Contractor access to PNS starts at the Pass and ID Office, Phone 207-438-2614 or 207-438-2235, Fax 207-438 -2669. 

Q: Where do I go for a DoD Identification Card and/or DoD Vehicle Pass?
A: Civilians please call (207) 438-2235 and military members please call (207) 438-2640.