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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
Phone Number: 603 433 1102
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8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
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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Great place to visit over 400 years of history in one place

With nearly 40 houses, most in their original location,each telling a different story... from a pre-revolutionary colonial tavern, to a Victorian mansion, to an immigrant's modest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

With nearly 40 houses, most in their original location,each telling a different story... from a pre-revolutionary colonial tavern, to a Victorian mansion, to an immigrant's modest home, to a 1940's general store they all play a part in this third oldest city in the country's vibrant history. Re-enactors are often found throughout the museum representing different periods in history. I... More 

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6 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It's a great place to learn about our towns and villages and how they changed through out their history. It was a good experience but expensive for one day but your tickets can be used the second day. Parking is very difficult because they use city free parking lots and so does every one else that works in town. Maybe... More 

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

Well worth the money! We came here with family and friends and had such a great time. We took our time and enjoyed each open house. Its kid friendly and great for families.

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Perth, Canada
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135 reviews 135 reviews
49 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We paid $50 for a family of four, two grandparents, two young teens which I found a bit steep, but we had come quite a way for the visit so entered. A large redeveloped and restored old part of the town, original buildings and furnishings hosted by kind, generous volunteers. The video preview put everything in perspective. We did get... More 

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Athol, United States
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43 reviews 43 reviews
10 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Very well organized, easy to get around, clean, kid friendly, not too big. Take your time to visit each open house and ask questions. There is a guide and/or "role player" in almost every location. They are not guided tours of the house as much as a guided introduction and self tour. Ask questions - they are all very knowledgeable... More 

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New Hampshire
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This is ideally located in the heart of the city, so very accessible. The re-enactors are nice and very helpful, but to be perfectly honest I found the jumps between eras a little disappointing. It's nice to feel more immersed in a certain time, than jump around, IMO. It's worth a visit, but somehow I was just expecting "more".

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

If you want to get a feel for Portsmouth's history over the centuries, Strawbery Banke is the place to start. Coming up on its quadricentennial, Portsmouth is the third oldest city in the country, being settled in 1623. Strawbery Banke allows you to see its different eras in a coherent setting that will be fun for preteens,.history buffs and tourists... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

The tour showed different garden styles and functions throughout the historical time in that spot. It was interesting and the guide was personable and knowledgeable. I have been to more beautiful gardens, but these mostly were practical rather than for beauty alone.

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Nokomis, Florida
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The grounds and houses were amazing. We got to listen to stories on our smart phones. but the season begins May 1st after our stay. Loved touring the grounds and will definitely return here for a tour.

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
28 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

This park was recreated during a revitalization of the waterfront Puddle Dock area of the city and many of the homes were moved to the current locations. It's a nice place to see the historical architecture that makes Portsmouth so enchanting. The homes were build by rich merchants in the 17-1800's as Portsmouth blossomed. This setting and venue makes it... More 

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