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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
603 433 1102
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Ranked #2 of 29 Attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, History 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 history of this seaport town, with costumed interpreters... more » 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. « less
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Brooklyn Park, Minnesota
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122 reviews 122 reviews
61 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

We spent the entire day here. There was so much to see and learn. It was awesome to see how houses changed throughout history and we really enjoyed the hearing about several of the homes in-person. We definitely recommend this museum to anybody interested in history and/or architecture.

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long island
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92 reviews 92 reviews
42 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed Strawberry Banke on an unseasonably warm late September day. The museum is comprised of homes and businesses that were built as far back as 1762. 32 buildings are on their original sites. There are ongoing demonstrations by costumed role players that will only answer questions as if they lived in that era. Cooking and weaving,... More

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Boston, MA
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22 reviews 22 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I believe it has likely been 15+ years since my last visit to Strawbery Banke. I brought a good friend this time and I was impressed with how many buildings are part of the "exhibition." The guides in each building were very helpful and well versed in the history of their area. I also loved the new visitors center (not... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We got to the museum at 3pm thinking that it was open until 6pm (and according to our guide book it was!!) but it closed at 5pm.....Turns out that the entry tickets were good for 2 days so we were able tog o back the next morning!! This is a mini village with over 30 original homes dating from the... More

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Reston, Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Good place to see history of this area. Great job at restoring the buildings. Know they had paper maps and tours but we missed the morning tour and the afternoon tour was cancelled. Needs better signage in front of each building. Think even a audio device would add SO much to the experience. Each person we saw in the buildings... More

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Hugo, Mn
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Interesting to hear how it used to be. Enjoyed being able to have a picnic lunch there while visiting.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

This place is a collection of Houses built over the last few hundred years and shows the changes in American Family life. At present it ends in the 1950's. There are several members of staff dress in period clothing who will interact with you as you walk around the place. Very reasonabley priced and a pleasant day too.

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

Terrific way to learn about early settlers' history. This self-guided tour allows you to visit each of the historic buildings at your own pace.

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Interesting place to visit. The guides were very helpful in telling you about each home's history. We learned a lot from the cotton weaver. She showed us how they use different colors to make things. Very interesting.

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Union, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Such a nice surprise up there , don't miss if you are around, every house narrates piece of history with few precious items, houses dating from the first pilgrims, all overlooking the water , the entry fees are $45 for a family of 4 or $17 per adult, $10 kids off 5 or more

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