We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
Website
Save
Review Highlights
A work in progress

The little village is still renovating several houses. It's nice but it's no Williamsburg by far... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill E
,
Birmingham, Alabama
via mobile
The Bygone Days Come to Life

The Banke offers so much more than a glimpse of the Victorian era in Portsmouth - absolutely love... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jackie A
,
Kittery, Maine
Read all 891 reviews
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Overview
More
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 good27%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“shapiro house” (24 reviews)
“living history” (32 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
CONTACT
Website
+1 603-433-1102
Write a Review
Reviews (891)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language

11 - 20 of 864 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The little village is still renovating several houses. It's nice but it's no Williamsburg by far. They are trying

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

Thank you for visiting Strawbery Banke. And yes, we are indeed ever-evolving so visitors can experience the full scope of rehabilitation and preservation covering 300+ years of Portsmouth history. Each time you visit we hope you'll discover something new.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Banke offers so much more than a glimpse of the Victorian era in Portsmouth - absolutely love the Halloween walks and the Candle Light Strolls during Christmas which put you into the real spirit of Christmas aways from the bustle of shops and malls....More

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

Thanks for visiting and your nice comments!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our friends informed us that it would be better than Williamsburg and I have to agree, having toured Williamsburg a few years ago. It was not as commercial. We could take our time, and take in the experience, without the crowds. I learned a great...More

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

What a terrific comment! I love that you found Strawbery Banke a more intimate and thoughtful experience. Hope you visit again.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are numerous buildings that have been restored to different eras in Portsmouth's history, from colonial homes to the 1940s grocery store.

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

Thanks for visiting!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is so much to see and experience at the Strawbery Banke museum. We simply didn't have enough time but promised ourselves we'd return. Many and diverse exhibits of ordinary and extraordinary 17th century life in the "New World".

Thank KAR1943
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Do come back! You've experienced some of the 17th century and Portsmouth and have two more centuries to go. :)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent several hours over two days touring the Strawberry Bank museum. The role players were fantastic and its handy to plan some dialogue with them to make it more fun. We had excellent weather which makes a big difference. Wouldn't be so enjoyable on...More

Thank cogduo
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Glad you enjoyed your visit! It IS a beautiful time of year for Strawbery Banke Museum and the Seacoast of NH.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went with friends and it was fairy weekend. To see all the the moms and dads involved in the fairy fun and mini homes was beautiful. It was a busy place but did not take away from our tour of the many homes there...More

Thank nttrs2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A very interesting and informative walk in and around several old, 1690 up, on original foundations and location. Not reproduction but the real deal. Being an old stuff freak, it was great. Also had old cooperage shed. Had seen a cooper work before, seeing old...More

Thank Jellybeandean
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thanks for your visit and your comments. Strawbery Banke Museum works hard at authenticity, from the original foundations, "up." Glad you appreciated that!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

How did I discover the Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, New Hampshire? I probably wouldn't have if I hadn't uncovered J. Dennis Robinson's 2008 book, Strawbery Banke: A Seaport Museum 400 Years in the Making, in a library book sale. I was fascinated by the...More

2  Thank Taylor B
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your extensive review. You certainly did absorb Dennis' book and we're glad the visit lived up to your expectations. Stop in again to explore more of the museum and the other historic sites (restaurants and sales-tax-free shopping) of Portsmouth. You might enjoy...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An impressive living museum with many houses to walk around which provide details of history behind the buildings and its occupants. Many of the houses have staff in them to provide more information with some even dressed as they would sand being in character! For...More

1  Thank Hungryfeesh
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your visit and complimentary review!

Nearby
Sponsored by:
Nearby Restaurants
Ristorante Massimo
525 reviews
.30 km away
Colby's Breakfast & Lunch
309 reviews
.27 km away
Cure
159 reviews
.22 km away
Portsmouth Book and Bar
99 reviews
.31 km away
Nearby Attractions
Market Square
586 reviews
.37 km away
Prescott Park
553 reviews
.19 km away
Seacoast Repertory Theatre
65 reviews
.34 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
AshLee823
20 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
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
0
Votes
Peggy B
5 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 9 answers
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.
0
Votes
exvector
2 September 2016|
AnswerShow all 4 answers
Response from pvtsam1775 |
Yes, you can! We have a new online ticketing system on our website. You'll get a receipt to print and bring with you when you visit.
1
Vote