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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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 step back in time

A wonderful look at a town and it's people, beginning in the late 17th century, through the mid 20th. It truly amazes you to read, hear and see how an area evolved through time... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Medina, Ohio
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Medina, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A wonderful look at a town and it's people, beginning in the late 17th century, through the mid 20th. It truly amazes you to read, hear and see how an area evolved through time. Your ticket is valid for two days, and you just might want to take advantage of it. There's so much to see and absorb. The homes,the... More 

Thank elderdave
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

A delightful, informative and entertaining living museum. Enthusiastic amateur historians on hand to regale you with in-character vignettes and New-England history and culture. Very nicely done.

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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A wonderful place to immerse yourself in the history of Portmouth. Greatly done with a lot of love and respect for history and the people who lived here. Amazing how many volunteers are present to tell you what you want to know or what they think is important for you. Absolutely very much recomnended to go there!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting historical sites. When in Portland, a must see! Reserve 2+ hours to see it all. When in the area will visit it again and allow much more time to explore.

Thank Margaret C
Wallington, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

On a two-night trip to Portsmouth, as part of a longer stay in Northern New England, we decided to visit Strawbery Banke on a whim, because of very nice weather. It was a great decision. A 5-minute walk from downtown and the waterfront, the museum is a large, multi-acre preserved neighborhood that is great to explore. You get to enter... More 

Thank Jeff H
Dracut, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We've passed SBM so many times wanting to visit but never having enough time to do so. We finally had the opportunity and it didn't disappoint. In fact, we could use an additional visit in the future. The best part of SBM is as a living museum it covers many different periods. This small neighborhood contains Colonial, Georgian and Federal... More 

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Hilo, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Strawberry Banke Museum is a collection of houses and shops in early Portsmouth, NH known as Puddle Dock. There are actual houses built from 1695 through the 1800's. Houses are decorated with beautiful furnishings from the period, and in many cases from the families that lived there. There are interactive exhibits throughout as well as some houses in various stages... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is an interesting museum, a collection of many different buildings all focusing on some aspect of life as it was. The architectural and restoration exhibits were neat. Something different in each house. Easy parking on site and the site is not too difficult to navigate except for some of the steep stairs in a few houses if you wanted... More 

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Lexington, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If you do nothing else you must visit this museum. It is part living history and several of the buildings have guides. There is so much to see and the tickets are good for two consecutive day. Tons of history and amazing how some of these building have survived.

Thank betsyprice83
Framingham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a perfect afternoon walking through Strawberry Bank. The staff were so knowledgeable about the architecture, the historic information on the homes and families who lived in them, and in several locations they played the part.

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