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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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What a great place! My fiance and I spent about two hours here exploring and learning. As a history major, I of course enjoyed it, however the way the place is set up, any lover... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

What a great place! My fiance and I spent about two hours here exploring and learning. As a history major, I of course enjoyed it, however the way the place is set up, any lover of history, old homes, architecture, literature or even just the arts would truly enjoy this place. Give yourself a few hours to really tour each... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

This is an authentic recreation of a neighborhood with authentic buildings ranging from 1600s to 1950s. Staff were very knowledgable about the history of the buildings. The period represented by each building and the customs of the times. Plan to spend at least a half day on your visit.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I had a wonderful time stepping back in time. It was so engaging and thoroughly fascinating. Visiting the restored homes and talking with the docents that were in character truly immersed you into the history of the families, the neighborhood and the time period. The attention to detail was outstanding! Bravo to the archaeologist who have painstakingly unearthed the history... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Enjoyed walking through each of the houses and shops. Really enjoyed hearing the history and each of the stories of the various families. The highlight was the actors who portrayed what living in this era was really like. Truly enjoyed the house displaying 1960s versus the 1900s. Enjoyed talking to the gentleman making the flour barrels. Also, enjoyed getting to... More 

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Hope, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

I've wanted to stop here on many trips and finally got the chance. This is a small living history type of museum, although, I expected there to be more "actors" throughout talking about the different buildings. The museum takes you through the history of Puddle Dock and hits on various points in time, which make it interesting. Definitely worth the... More 

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Wharton, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Great experience. Enjoyed going through the many houses. So much interesting history to learn about here. Great on site cafe, we stopped for lunch about half way through our tour. We were there about 31/2 hours. That included lunch. , however you could easily spend longer. Suggestion. Get there at ten when they open. Gets more crowded later in the... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

I spent two hours wandering around Strawbery Banke Museum today and felt I received value for my entry price of $20. The museum sits on 13 acres in the former Puddle Dock waterfront area. A variety of historical buildings sit around an open grassy area where the water used to be. Different buildings are furnished in different historical periods (ranging... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

So glad we finally visited this historically important site. Purchase your tickets in one of the two gift stores and make your way through the site. Many houses to walk through. Beautiful gardens. Guides are available to share info in some of the houses. Some staff are dressed in period costumes and "acting" like residents of the time. Helpful and... More 

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New Brunswick, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We thought this area was wonderfully restored and that the price of admission was cheap. We spent most of the day here and encountered lots of engaged and knowledgable employees who taught us so much. Our favourite building was the store with all the original packaging of products. Strongly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

Very nice museum with guides who had the answers to your questions. Would definitely like to go back again.

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Additional Information about Strawbery Banke Museum

Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
Phone Number: 16034331102
Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 20

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