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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
603 433 1102
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Ranked #1 of 28 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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Fair Lawn, New Jersey
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55 reviews 55 reviews
13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Great place to walk around and even get a walking tour of actual home during the late 1700-1950's. The homes are authentic and the stories are so interesting about the various immigrants of that area. Great place to take your middle school-high school kids or even go on a school trip. Well worth the time and cost. Teachers, AAA, and... More

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West Boylston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We found this area fascinating with the interpreters knowledge about the house and the times. The gardens were beautiful and there were areas to rest and absorb what you saw. It is a little dusty as the walkways are not paved, but the sites and sound make up for this. I would bring my family here.

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Sydney, Australia
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637 reviews 637 reviews
307 attraction reviews
248 helpful votes 248 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

What a wonderful place! Someone with vision put this place together and the staff make sure you enjoy yourself walking through history. A definite Portsmouth must-do!

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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This area, with its streets full of historic preserved and restored buildings, is something I've not seen before. We found it to be very interesting but after seeing 5-6 buildings, it started becoming repetitive. While it's possible to spend hours there if you want to pore over every detail, we took about 2 hours to finish and skipped some of... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We just moved to Portsmouth and found out about the Strawbery Banke Museum. It is a grand way to find out the history of the area.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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258 reviews 258 reviews
105 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

There was ample parking and the area is well maintained. We especially liked the guide/reenacters in some of the rooms. There is more to see than on our previous visit 12 years ago. We enjoyed showing our friend who was travelling with us the sights.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Buildings well-restored, interesting history of the area. The area around the preservation site also has restored homes that are currently living quarters.

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Dover
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93 reviews 93 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It was an interesting little area to explore at your own pace but I have been to others that are done better. I enjoy history but I'm not sure this had enough to hold my interest for long. Worth a stop but don't expect to make a day of it.

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Marco Island, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Knowledgeable volunteers love to answer questions. Serious about staying in period. Love the fact that the exhibits are from many eras of our history. Many soothing gardens to view.

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Boskoop, The Netherlands
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204 reviews 204 reviews
55 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

If you want to know mpre anout history and how people lived you must visit this outdoor/ indoor museum site. Information is shared by people at different houses which you can access and the gardens of some of the houses are beautifull. Try one of the freshly baked muffins or scones at the cafe, trust me it is worth the... More

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