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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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So glad we visited

This was such a great museum. It is an original village that shows homes from all periods and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
scronk73
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Nesconset, New York
Walk through history

Our family wrapped up a trip out east at the Strawbery Banke historical site and had fun exploring... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
129Iodine
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Port Washington, Wisconsin
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Museum houses open in December only for Candlelight Stroll: Saturdays Dec 12 and 19, 5-9 pm and Sundays, December 13 and 20, 4-8 pm. Guided Holiday House Tours offered Dec 26-31, 10 am to 2 pm with last tour starting at 2 pm. Labrie Family Skate outdoor ice rink at the museum is open daily 9 am to 9 pm (except for occasional private rentals).
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was such a great museum. It is an original village that shows homes from all periods and styles. The people playing some of the parts do not break character and are so informative. I am so glad we visited and I would recommend it...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Our family wrapped up a trip out east at the Strawbery Banke historical site and had fun exploring the restoration of some of the oldest houses in the country. We love outdoor historical sites and this was one of the best. The guides shared wonderful...More

2  Thank 129Iodine
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Very nice place where visitors can see some history about Portsmouth. It was like a travel to the past. We can see how was the houses in that time, how people lived there, the food the costumes and more. The place is very well conserved...More

1  Thank Rogerio M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Allow a full day to tour all the buildings and speak both to the people dressed in period costume to hear about their lives and to other members of staff to learn other historical facts. During term time it may be better to visit at...More

1  Thank chrissy1803
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Docents on site share information on the development and changes of the buildings that made up this early Portsmouth neighborhood . See artisans dressed in period costume demonstrate cooking, weaving, and gardening. Some of the buildings are ADA accessible. See an old mercantile, have lunch...More

1  Thank KSUDeb
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very interesting history of the Portsmouth history before it was named Portsmouth. Numerous rehabilitated existing buildings from over the past centuries.

Thank Cher1950
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This oldest part of the city is full of adventure and history, The history and the buildings will amaze as their conditions are wonderful and a great way to see the craft narrow streets

Thank Michael H
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Strawbery Banke Museum is a historic little village in Portsmouth. If you enjoy history, you will enjoy the video they offer about the museum, as well as the walking tour of the homes and businesses. Each home had a person dressed in period clothing...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife has been wanting to visit here for a few years but it never came about. Finally, we did and we were so glad that we did. The staff is friendly and informative. We learned so much and enjoyed the presentations, houses, and re-enactments....More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable way to spend several hours. The staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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JamesMarkell
June 11, 2018|
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Response from Allen G | Reviewed this property |
As above, there were none there in our three visits over the years. I never saw a sign prohibiting them.
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wpimidiman
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Senioronabudget | Reviewed this property |
Our candle light stroll included a special dinner at the tavern (only at Xmas). Taking this into consideration, one should allow at least 3 hours. A lot of this depends on any lines that one may have to stand in to get... More
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cmjcc
November 8, 2017|
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Response from Bernie G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it opens in the spring.
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