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Strawbery Banke Museum

Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
Phone Number: 603 433 1102
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Ranked #2 of 24 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Owner description: View and visit some of the numerous buildings at this 10-acre outdoor museum that traces the...
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Type: Historic Sites, History Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing, Group tours/walking tour
Hours:
Sun - Sat 8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Owner description: 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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Squantum, Massachusetts
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 NEW

Different from other historic sights in that it covers a wider time span. The exhibits and homes start in Colonial era and go through early 1950s. Very fun seeing homes from the 30s 40s etc. the docents are very informative, and displays are fun to reminisce in.

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Quincy, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

A great opportunity to get into the Christmas Spirit. The next time I will check the weather forcast before purchasing the tickets though!

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Wolfeboro, New Hampshire
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77 reviews 77 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I live in New England but I had never been to strawberry bank. It's a small historic community, and has some very interesting history that is very well told by the individuals that work there. We decided to attend the candlelight stroll, and it was very charming and had lots of different activities to participate in. We all agreed that... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

My boyfriend and I attended the Candlelight Stroll on a Sunday night and had a great time. We loved the basket weavers and being able to try out the weaving loom! Overall we really enjoyed the experience but were a little bummed the outdoor skating rink was not ready for skating.

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Chelmsford, Massachusetts
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39 reviews 39 reviews
5 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

After living in New England for 40 years, I finally was able to visit Strawberry Banke and do the Candlelight Stroll. Overall I found it interesting, but a bit overpriced at $23 per person. If it were $12 then I'd say it was an OK deal! The homes were interesting to see and a few of the docents were in... More 

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Providence, Rhode Island
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had the luck to take a guided holiday tour at this living historical museum, which added to my appreciation of these buildings and the lives lived in them. A wonderful site: great for all ages. They do a great job with kids as well.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

This is an event not to be missed in the first couple of weekends in December and includes carriage rides, a bonfire and houses which are decorated for the holidays based on the relative age/style of the home - victorian, colonial, etc.

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Effingham, South Carolina
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4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Lots of beautiful colors and fresh air during the Fall for our tour of Strawberry Banke's museum. A lovely day to spend with family and friends enjoying some of the history of Portsmouth. And, a terrific cafe to have lunch!!

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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72 reviews 72 reviews
26 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We were very lucky and had a beaufiful day in November to tour Strawberry Bank. Our guide was very knowledgeable and we very much enjoyed seeing how people live in the different centuries.

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Hico, Texas
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This was a nice museum. When you come to Portsmouth you know there is so much history here. Then you go to Strawbery Banke and it all comes to light. Best part was Mrs. Shapiro. We loved the characters in some of the houses/buildings that were playing a part as if they were the actual person from that time period.

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