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Strawbery Banke Museum

Open today: 10:00 - 17:00
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Authentic Representation of Portsmouth’s History

It’s a wonderful thing how the buildings and ‘sets’ have been lovingly maintained and shared for... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
MowerFamily
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Portsmouth, New Hampshire
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Winter stroll and historical house tours

This event is becoming a yearly family tradition. A New England winter wonderland experience is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
bernitadesmond01
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Merrimack, New Hampshire
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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...more
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 July 2014

This is Portsmouth’s top attraction which I visit at least once a year. It’s in a great location a few blocks from Market Square and across Marcy Street from Prescott Park with Peirce Island and Four Tree Island beyond. The new gundalow named Piscataqua was...More

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Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 2 August 2006

Our family of 5 was in the Portsmouth area the last week of July. Since there isn't a whole lot to do in the area, we gave Strawberry Banke a try. I was astonished at the admission price. For our family it was $60!!! They...More

10  Thank pemberley_traveler
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

It’s a wonderful thing how the buildings and ‘sets’ have been lovingly maintained and shared for all to experience. It would have been easy to knock down houses and just forget the amazing history our port city has been a part of. Each house is...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This event is becoming a yearly family tradition. A New England winter wonderland experience is especially nice. You feel like you’ve stepped back in time. Historical site. Time travel through homes, in holiday decorations from the time period of the homes date. Each era is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Extremely well done museum. Lots to see; lots to learn about. Interesting crafts, diverse buildings, seasonal things to see or do there.

Thank Linda J
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a very pleasant day at Strawbery Banke (not mis-spelled, really) in early September. It's a collection of houses, some dating as far back as the 1600's that are in various states of restoration. You get an initial orientation from a docent who takes you...More

Thank Joe G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Super cool experience! I don’t think I’ve been to such a unique and authentic museum before. The fact that many of these homes are still in the original site that it was built on is pretty incredible. I really enjoyed walking though this outdoor museum...More

Thank TanT80
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove to Portsmouth on a rainy day to explore the city. In the afternoon the rain subsided and we decided to explore the Strawbery Banke Museum. It’s an incredible museum that preserves the artifacts of various periods of settlement in the area and brings...More

Thank dbandyo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stopped in late in the afternoon, and were allowed to walk the grounds. visited a few of the old homes. great take for families, history buffs, etc. suggest paying a visit

Thank terrybfi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The concept is to show a section of a town as it existed in different periods of time. This is fascinating. However, the overall effect is ragged. There is no sense of being enveloped in an historical moment like you'd get at Williamsburg, Mystic, Sturbridge,...More

Thank Jean D
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Never have been to Strawberry Banke Museum made this visit very special. We were able to learn maybe fantastic things about Strawberry Banke that we never relaized. I suggest anyone traveling to this area to make sure they take the time to Visit the Strawberry...More

Thank Getaway208200
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Strawberry Banke is the original name of Portsmouth NH. It was named after the wild strawberries which grew there. The name was later changed. Anyway, during the 1950's American revitalization program people of the area recommended preservation of part of the town as opposed to...More

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TanT80
15 October 2018|
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Response from maryw16862kx | Reviewed this property |
I do hope that you will enjoy this exhibit we loved it and went back a second day too.i cant add anything to the other replies that you have rrceived but wishes for a good trip..m
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JamesMarkell
11 June 2018|
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Response from LJK0308 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any while I was visiting there. I doubt they'd be allowed in the historic buildings. Worth a call to ask
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wpimidiman
9 November 2017|
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Response from Senioronabudget | Reviewed this property |
Our candle light stroll included a special dinner at the tavern (only at Xmas). Taking this into consideration, one should allow at least 3 hours. A lot of this depends on any lines that one may have to stand in to get... More
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