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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Still one of the best

I have been here on many a occasion and Strawberry Banke never fails to stir the history that lives... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
Paul G
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Tucson, Arizona
History up close and fun

Great way to spend an afternoon or day - historical and fun. Right near the water, too. Self guided... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
Steve S
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Winchester, Massachusetts
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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).
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed August 25, 2016

I have been here on many a occasion and Strawberry Banke never fails to stir the history that lives inside. The History of the time, the history of the people and the history of Portsmouth are all here to explore and to enjoy. Take the...More

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Reviewed August 25, 2016

Great way to spend an afternoon or day - historical and fun. Right near the water, too. Self guided or guided with many/most buildings having someone actually making a craft and demonstrating it right there. There are several things to keep kids attention although I'd...More

Thank Steve S
Reviewed August 24, 2016

This is a fantastic place to visit. Plan to spend several hours going from house to house. Along the way you move through different eras and you learn a lot too. The docents are terrific. The houses are wonderful. I highly recommend Strawberry Banke.

Thank Nancy N
Reviewed August 23, 2016

The Portsmouth historical society has done a great job of freezing the city in time. Original houses and ways of life are captured in this small village.More

Thank jbmorgs
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 25, 2016

Thanks for your review and 5-star rating! But I did want to clarify that Strawbery Banke Museum is an independent non-profit and the preservation of the 10-acre site and 32 historic buildings are thanks to tireless efforts since 1958 by the Museum board, staff, members...More

Reviewed August 22, 2016

If you are a history lover, this is the place. The museum includes a variety of original homes which reflect the mix of immigrants that came to Portsmouth in the 1700's.

Thank travelwithdebbiek
Reviewed August 22, 2016

Extraordinarily well preserved (with most buildings still on their original foundations) The Strawberry Banke Museum provides a chance to not only leave the hustle and bustle of the Market Square/Congress Street behind but, with some imagination, leave the 21st Century behind. Granted, the admission ($39...More

Thank Cinzia1166
Reviewed August 21, 2016

This is a really cool stop if you are in the Portsmouth area. It's like going back into a time machine and watching a town change before your eyes. The actors and actresses do a really good job providing insight and staying in character. It's...More

Thank Ed R
Reviewed August 21, 2016 via mobile

I was expecting an actual, working period village. While it is interesting it is people telling you the history of the different houses.More

Thank thecooks2000
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Thank you for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum. You're right that this living history museum is not the typical Old Sturbridge Village or Colonial Williamsburg created to portray a specific historical period. Strawbery Banke tells the history of Portsmouth NH 1695 through 1954 in the actual...More

Reviewed August 19, 2016

What an interesting museum experience. This museum consists of a number of historical buildings (in various stages of restoration) with the history that goes with it. The homes range from a former Governor's mansion to more humble dwellings...a tavern...a store....several exhibits about the shipping industry...and...More

Thank NCNewbie318
Reviewed August 19, 2016

The Strawbery Banke Museum was an interesting historical site with several old houses renovated for different age periods. People were dressed in specific period clothing and spoke to you staying in character. Was a nice visit but not sure it was worth $20 per person...More

Thank PhotosFromNature
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded August 22, 2016

Thank you for visiting. But it sounds like you were not able to use your ticket for the two consecutive days?

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the above it is fenced enclosed in so you have to pay admission to get in... Looking to Groupon is maybe you might luck out and knock some of the price off but otherwise by your description it is not something you're going... More
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If you are into history enjoying an interactive if you are so inclined walking tour YES! Any age range will enjoy this Living Museum, take as much time as you wish. Check the Web site for activities that are going on, the... More
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The parking is at the main building the gps directions will take you right there. The walk down to the boats is quick and easy.
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