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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
Phone Number: 16034331102
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Museum houses open in December only for Candlelight Stroll: Saturdays Dec...

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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A great way to spend a day

We spent several hours and were happy to do so. It's akin to Sturbridge Village and Williamsburg but quite different in nature. The "village" spans a long and interesting history... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We spent several hours and were happy to do so. It's akin to Sturbridge Village and Williamsburg but quite different in nature. The "village" spans a long and interesting history and the museum does a wonderful job of including the phases and transitions. The ticket is good for 2 days and it's easy to walk in and out of the... More 

Thank Julieroadtrip
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been a couple of times to this museum. I love the enactments, the cooking and the houses themselves. Everyone is knowledgeable. We went on a 91 degree day and boy was it hot in those houses! But it was so worth the pain of the heat.

Thank Andrea T
Palm Harbor, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Colonial America up through the 50's on display with tour guides in period character. Beautiful gardens and interesting buildings. Only criticism is that not all buildings are open, just those with flags out front. There's a lot to see but also the likleyhood of sensory overload. Ticket is good for 2 days, you may want to break up your visit... More 

Thank John M
Medford, NJ
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a hot day so we spent most of our time on the first floor of the buildings. We also walked through all of the lovely gardens.

Thank FirstClassMedford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

A great way to experience historic Portsmouth homes during different eras. Must see if you enjoy visiting historic houses.

Thank deborahmrobb
Lake Grove, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We visited Strawberry Banke during a recent visit to Portsmouth and found it to be educational as well as enjoyable. Several of the staff members providing tours of the individual homes were not only knowledgeable but also enthusiastic in their sharing of the history and details of the various properties. It was warm to hot in the homes, as they... More 

Thank John S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our family visited Portsmouth for two days on our way to southern Maine. We thoroughly enjoyed walking through the homes and history of Strawberry Banke over the centuries. We spent several hours enjoying the homes, architecture, furnishings and stories of the people that lived there.

Thank Kelly C
South Dartmouth, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great place to experience different centuries from building to building. Some have re-enactors who play the part of those who'd lived there in the past. Gardens--both veggie & floral--are stunning. Docents are full of good info & insight on the buildings & grounds. Very nice cafe (Figtree Kitchen Cafe) for lunch on the premises.

Thank jovi1947
canterbury nh
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lived in NH all my life but just recently went to Strawberry Banke. It's a series of very early (1700-1800) homes and other buildings associated with colonial times, expertly refurbished ( a smaller version of Old Sturbridge Village in Mass). Some buildings have guides, those that don't are very well described with postings on the interior walls, educating the visitor... More 

Thank jim v
Sturbridge, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great time exploring Strawbery Banke Museum. Unlike a lot of history museums that deal mainly in one time period This museum was unique in that it had a multitude of exhibits from varying time periods From colonial time displays to a World war II era store to a 70s ish living room that for some of us... More 


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