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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Interesting historic site

The site was very impressive if you are into history. There were a few guides to explain things... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Whippany, New Jersey
Neat Working Historical Museum!

Fantastic place for history buffs and those wanting to get a feel of how life was in the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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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).
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Reviewed yesterday

The site was very impressive if you are into history. There were a few guides to explain things, but for the most part if was self-guided. I would recommend if you visit Portsmouth

Thank RalphK328
Reviewed 5 days ago

Fantastic place for history buffs and those wanting to get a feel of how life was in the 1600's/1700's. There is a lot to see hare and a lot of houses to visit. Restoration is still on going, which adds to the overall experience. There...More

1  Thank Honisoiquimalypense
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although I've been to Strawbery Banke many many years ago with my children I hadn't been back as an adult. Recently my book group read, The Story of a Bad Boy by Thomas Bailey Aldrich and we most definitely wanted to visit the house that...More

1  Thank PaulaErickaGM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Houses are similar. History is interesting and recommend that aspect. We went through a few houses but did not take the time to see them all. Lord help you if you go on a day with a lot of school groups. Veterans and their families...More

Thank James W
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We found this to be and really interesting place to visit. I love old culture places and this was very informative. Most of the buildings were open today we went and the staff that was there were very informative. The brochure had said prepare for...More

1  Thank jermoore
Reviewed 1 week ago

In the buildings you can enter, it is very interesting and there is staff that tells you history of the house. You are not able to enter all the houses. Only 3 houses had employees dressed in costumes of the time. Was disappointed as expected...More

2  Thank gerri624
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum. Very sorry that your visit did not live up to your expectations as we strive to make Strawbery Banke "a place to learn, a place to gather and a sustainable resource for the community," using our 30+ buildings,...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved all the houses. Great part of history. Could have spent many hours just walking around and could have spent more.

2  Thank retire2014
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strawberry Bank is so cool. Not many places like this and certainly nothing like it in New Hampshire. Employees dress in period costumes and speak in period language. Some of the buildings house businesses from the period like welding and barrel making and you can...More

2  Thank Beth D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had wanted to visit Strawbery Banke, properly, since I first had a glimpse of it on a day trip to Portsmouth in June 2016. It was well worth the wait and anticipation. It is an excellent tourist attraction and gives a great introduction to...More

2  Thank Emily B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Never knew about this settlement. We learned a lot. Reminded me of Plimouth Plantation - role - playing characters in the houses. Interesting take on some early European settlers in Portsmouth.

2  Thank MASSTraveler02476
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Could someone in their late 20's/early 30's please give me your opinion on this location? I see a lot of wonderful reviews from older folks and families with children, but I'm curious if a younger couple (traveling without children) would enjoy this. Thank you!
20 September 2016|
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Response from LilyPortsmouth | Reviewed this property |
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
Peggy B
Where do I park and is it in walking distance of where the boat leaves for the Isle of Shoales? Friends going on boat and I to St. banke for day.
5 September 2016|
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Response from Braley C | Reviewed this property |
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.
Can you purchase tickets in advance/online?
2 September 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge - it's a $5 donation upon entrance, very low key - cash only -