I had not heard of Strawberry Banke before we visited Portsmouth. It is a great value for a living museum. We spent most of a day there wandering around the various houses set up to reflect different periods in American history. There were not docents in every house, but all the docents we met were enthusiastic about the museum and all but one were factually knowledgeable. My husband particularly liked that the museum showed how homes were constructed in the pre-revolutionary and revolutionary periods and what tools were used. Strawberry Banke also had information about the local products and manufacturing during the history of our country. This museum is well worth visiting.