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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Worth the trip

We went to Strawbery Banke upon recommendation of a co-worker who is from Portsmouth. We were... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Tobi D
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Austin, Texas
Our new ‘Happy Place’!

As a child, we visited Strawbery Banke often, and I have fond memories of the old General Store... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
llacava2018
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Old Forge, Pennsylvania
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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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Reviewed 2 days ago

We went to Strawbery Banke upon recommendation of a co-worker who is from Portsmouth. We were delighted to know that the museum covers 400 years of history. It was very interesting to learn about the Puddle Dock and how this area was important in the...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

As a child, we visited Strawbery Banke often, and I have fond memories of the old General Store (which is now a restaurant). This past summer my husband and I paid a visit while staying in the Keene, NH area. (It’s a 2.5-3 hr drive...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Just love seeing how people lived in the 1700’s. Very friendly staff and knowledgeable. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We've been to many similar places, but this is one of the best collection we've seen. We really liked the way they have displayed some of the buildings, where you could see the difference of original and reconstructed buildings. There were some people there to...More

Thank Thomas1406
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

There's certainly a lot to learn here. I wish I had more time to explore, but I appreciated the time I had here. Sarah at the front desk was very helpful in giving us advice and all of the historical interpreters were quite knowledgeable. The...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Strawberry Banke Museum is a collection of homes from the time when this area was a bustling port. There are about 30 buildings, virtually all are in their original positions around what used to be puddle dock. Each building illustrates some part of the historical...More

Thank LXdaddy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Really nice time going in and out of these homes and former businesses. Recommend this over some other "set up" villages we have seen. So glad this part of history has been saved. The back story to this area is very intriguing as well.

Thank BoscoW52
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very pleasant piece of history. The employees were wonderful. The blacksmith, the man demonstrating the spinning wheel and fabric weaving, and many of the other "actors" were very friendly and knowledgeable. Try to allow enough time for your visit as there is lots to...More

Thank Navigator613899
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strawbery Banke (yes, that's how you spell it) is a living history museum situated on 10 acres of ground in downtown Portsmouth, NH. Many old buildings reflect the way people lived from as far back as 1695 up tuntil 1943 in the "Strawbery Banke or...More

Thank jamesleetn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice outdoor museum. Many houses featuring lifestyle from early 18 century till post second world war.

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TanT80
October 14, 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
June 11, 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
November 8, 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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