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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
Phone Number: 16034331102
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10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Description: View and visit some of the numerous buildings at this 10-acre outdoor...
View and visit some of the numerous buildings at this 10-acre outdoor museum that traces the history of this seaport town, with costumed interpreters providing demonstrations of trades and insights into earlier Portsmouth times.
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We enjoyed Strawberry Banke with friendly guides and informative re-enactors. It took 2 hours to see everything and while this is much smaller than a Sturbridge or Williamsburg... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We enjoyed Strawberry Banke with friendly guides and informative re-enactors. It took 2 hours to see everything and while this is much smaller than a Sturbridge or Williamsburg there is a real effort to give the feel for life in a place as it changed over the years. Don't miss the W.W II store or the house from the 1950s.

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

We come to show our many guests who are not familiar with the evolution of New England through the decades this outdoor walking museum that is so very very unique. You can spend a day or an hour, but so worth the visit and very very enjoyable!

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New Hampshire, USA
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

My wife and I are regular visitors to Portsmouth but had never been to SBM. Always seemed to be something "more interesting" to do in the area. However, we finally visited it, and it far exceeded our expectations! We especially liked: * The staff. The majority of the volunteers are passionate about what they do... and were able to answer... More 

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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29 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

SBM is one of a kind. A outdoor/indoor exhibit of original historical structures in situ that takes you back to life from 17th to 20th centuries. It humbles you to imagine how simple life was without the amenities we enjoy and take for granted. The Goodwin Garden , Aldrich House and Garden and the Marden-Abbott House Store and Garage were... More 

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Novi, Michigan
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33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We had never been to NH before and wanted to do something that would interest the two 6 year olds with us. This was awesome!! The kids really got a kick out of seeing what it was like to live in the 17-1800's. They loved dressing up in the clothes provided and playing the old fashioned games. The adults in... More 

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Cape Coral, FL
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59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not as big as Williamsburg but what is there is authentic! No recreations!Visit the Tavern wher Washington visited not just as a tavern but for Masonic meetings

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Passaic, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We loved this museum was good for our 3 yr old as well as the adults we all enjoyed the grounds the history shd the love people living in the houses re enacting the time period was fabulous

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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

Amazing opportunity to see how early settlers lived years ago. They have done a great job with the exhibits. I especially enjoyed the World War II era grocery store!

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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We found this place when looking for family friendly places in Portsmouth. It was a fun place to visit even in the rain. All of us enjoyed viewing the homes and crafts. We were able to come back for another day to finish up our tour. The second day was free as part of your admission. Our teenagers stayed engaged... More 

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Great place to spend the day for families or couples.Every educational and lots to see.A must see on a Portsmouth visit!!!

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