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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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A great insight into the history behind the houses

We spent a couple of hours here, although you could walk round it in less. There were some... read more

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago
theoldone
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Chelmsford Essex
A Wonderful Step through Time

This museum is really more like time travel. If you love history, this should be at the top of... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Brian G
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Arlington, Texas
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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).
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  • Average7%
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Opens in 28 min
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here, although you could walk round it in less. There were some characters in a few of the houses who stayed in charcter according to their story. we enjoyed this. There are explanations in other houses that tell a...More

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Thank theoldone
Reviewed 30 October 2017

This museum is really more like time travel. If you love history, this should be at the top of your list while visiting the area. A collection of 32 houses, all original, all at the original locations. Dating from the 17th century through the 20th...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 29 October 2017

We've gone several times to Strawbery Banke over many years and have been amazed by the progression of work done to the grounds and to the buildings. There are also more and more activities and programs for museum goers of all ages to participate in...More

Thank Jean091
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017
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Glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 29 October 2017

Unfortunately, we only had a couple of hours to visit and had to rush through. It was so nice to tour this beautifully preserved neighborhood of authentic homes. We were lucky to meet a few Masons who shared a lot of the history of Portsmouth...More

Thank mbs5
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 31 October 2017

DO come back! We're glad you enjoyed your visit!

Reviewed 27 October 2017

We were there in the winter for their Xmas activities. Fabulous. This trip was in the fall. The collection of homes and businesses gives a real sense of early Portsmouth and the United States.

Thank Senioronabudget
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

I don’t think this can be done well in anything less than three hours. There is a 15 minute film and 17 homes to tour. Most are self guided but there are frequent helpful commentators. The property is well maintained and covers a long time...More

Thank Michael D
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

We arrived fairly late in the day, and didn't spend a lot of time w/the tour, but we do tend to race through museums & 1.5 hours was plenty for us. This allows a fascinating cross-sectional historical view of Portsmouth (initially known as Strawberry Banke)...More

Thank Ken K
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

It’s hard to describe how wonderful and unique this museum is. It’s an entire neighborhood of buildings illustrating what life was like over the past 400 years. Staff in period costumes demonstrate skills and techniques from the past. It was interesting and engaging enough that...More

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Reviewed 15 October 2017

This place has restored buildings from the 1650s through 1950s. There are guides and traditional workers available. This made me think of a new England Williamsburg. Days could be spent here to see everything. There is plenty of walking and steps not just in the...More

Thank russlyna
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

Thanks for visiting and sharing your experience. We do try to make as many buildings accessible as we can -- with ramps and multi-sensory interpretations. But preserving historic buildings can make some access challenging. Always interested in visitors' suggestions!

Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

What a wonderful time we had. We visited the Museum during the Fall festival and had a blast. They had so many activities for young and old. We spent about 3 hours visiting the different sites on the premises, both indoor and outdoor. Many of...More

Thank Andres72423
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 16 October 2017

So glad the entire family enjoyed NH Fall Festival at Strawbery Banke! You might be interested in our November weekend "300 Years of Thanksgiving Traditions" guided walking tours, Ghosts on the Banke -- a family-friendly Halloween event Oct 27 & 28; and the 38th Annual...More

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wpimidiman
8 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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cmjcc
8 November 2017|
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Response from Bernie G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it opens in the spring.
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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
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