Although no one has lived on the island since the early 1970's, many structures, including the Methodist Church, the schoolhouse, the Post Office, and more than a dozen homes have survived storms and occasional neglect.
Now under the care of the National Park Service, many of the buildings in the village are being preserved for future generations.
Some photos of toaday's homecoming:
The Post Office was open for this one day only:
The 1914 Methodist Church:
The one-room schoolhouse:
An island path:
You can read about Portsmouth history and the 2000 Homecoming here.