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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03802
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+1 603-433-1102
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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
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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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Only way to ice skate in Portsmouth

If you haven't had a chance to visit puddle duck pond at strawberry bank you should deathly put it on your list of things to do this winter or next. It is one of the more... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you haven't had a chance to visit puddle duck pond at strawberry bank you should deathly put it on your list of things to do this winter or next. It is one of the more beautiful places to ice skate other than good old pond skating that you'll find, they have made a number of improvements to the way... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

There were so many houses and activities here that I did not have time to see them all! I came back a second day and saw much more, all I had to do was present my tickets from the previous day. It was a bit overwhelming with all the buildings; you're given a map and suggested order of what to... More 

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum! As for why the odd spelling of the name -- when the museum chose the original name of Portsmouth for the site the founders deliberately changed "Strawberry Bank" to "Strawbery Banke" to distinguish the history museum from the historic placename. Both reputedly named for the wild strawberries on the bank of the river that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only is Strawbery Banke Museum a step back in time with all it's historical splendor and working crafts people, you can skate in winter and hear jazz in summer. This living museum complex has something for everyone. Beautiful grounds too. A hop from Prescott Park and the Piscataqua River.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is something for everyone. We go every year to bring friends. We are never bored! The museum covers 250+ centuries. Some houses focus on construction. Some compare different homes in the same building centuries apart. Everything at Strawbery Banke came from the Puddledock neighborhood there. There are craftspeople that demonstrate and let you try your hand. There are costumed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017

We were a bit concerned this would be more of an attraction for kids on field trips, but we were pleasantly surprised. As an adult couple, we greatly enjoyed it. We have been to many historical sites, including Europe, but have yet to see a site that provides a snapshot of each time period of its life. It was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Strawbery Banke is an outstanding museum of many houses that are located on the waterfront in Portsmouth, NH. Each of the houses represents different times in history and captures so much of life in those times. Many have people in character who assist the visitors in understanding that period in NH's history.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017 via mobile

Very interesting part of American history. This place is fascinating as you walk from one building to another that has been furnished and restored to the way it was back in the day. Some of houses even have actors who play a role of a housewife or other personality true to character. A lot is known about this time period... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

Strawberry Banke is where the city of Portsmouth had its beginning. The houses from the 18th century give a good idea of what life was like then. We went on a free day that was dedicated to the "little people," Artists displayed their fairy houses around the grounds. Small children were there with their angel wings peering into the imaginative... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

After a 30 year hiatus of lacing up a pair of ice skates, I had a wonderful time ice skating at the Labrie Family outdoor ice rink at Strawbery Banke Museum. This is a top notch outdoor rink facility offering skate rentals, indoor cafe, indoor & outdoor seating and even a Zamboni. Great time for families, couples & even singles.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016 via mobile

Great visit - fascinating! Enjoyed touring houses, store, and kitchen demonstration. Excellent guides with interesting stories.

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