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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
603 433 1102
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Ranked #2 of 28 attractions in Portsmouth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Unlike Williamsburg, these homes are the real deal. A must see when visiting Portsmouth! Just across the street is beautiful Prescott Park, Four Tree Island and Peirce Island. You can easily spend the day taking in this very special area of this lovely city.

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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We've been there several times, including for the Christmas events. Very interesting collection of buildings, wonderfully restored; excellent staff; and in a beautiful area.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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62 reviews 62 reviews
17 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Strawbery Banke is a beautiful & educating open air museum, a must see for every visitor in New England. It contains numerous reconstructed buildings from the end of the 18th century till the 1950s. Lots of interpreters dressed in costumes explained about the different houses and the history of the families that used to live there. We are not Americans... More

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Attleboro, Massachusetts
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

I love American history, and I love architecture, so this place is heaven to me. In this neighborhood, the buildings are in their original sites in various stages of alteration to reflect the changing needs of a changing society. One of my favorite buildings is a duplex - one half as an office from the mid-1700s, the other half as... More

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North Platte, Nebraska
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Had difficulty finding parking and the entrance-only bad thing I can say about this place. Very interesting and educational. Very good character actors. You could spend several hours here easily.

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Long Island, New York
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82 reviews 82 reviews
33 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

We visited in the winter, and took the house tour they were offering the day after Christmas..Nice selection of houses, especially WWII restored grocery and kitchen..interesting tour info, tho' the decorations were a bit disappointing and the tour guide kind of annoying.. However..the demonstration and discussion of 18th century cooking was worth the price of admission. Not to be missed,... More

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New England
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171 reviews 171 reviews
63 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

Visiting Stawbery Banke was like a trip back in time. All of the building were period-authentic. I noticed the pain jobs on the buildings. Very Colonial. Easy to stroll between buildings. I will note, finding parking was a challenge. Nice small gift shop with period centric gifts. A living history site that was well worth the time to visit.

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Portland, Maine
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Second visit to Strawberry Banke's Christmas stroll. We really enjoy seeing the Colonial and Victorian homes and decorations. It's a bit expensive but a very nice holiday event.

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Cheshire,Ct
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

The houses that were part of the museum Christmas Stroll ranged from 1600's to 1900's. Fun to see costumed staff and learn about the homes and people that occupied them. It was snowing and cold, but it felt just like Christmas.

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Sandwich, MA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

We loved the Christmas Stroll. It was cold, but there were so many homes to tour and get warmed up. The docents were in character and really added to the enjoyment of the evening. What a treasure!!

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