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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Wonderful trip through time

We had a fabulous 4hour visit to Strawbery Banke and I highly recommend this historical site!! The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
White Plains, NY US
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History done right

The local Visitors Center reccommended the Strawberry Banke Museum while we were visiting... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy C
St. Augustine, Florida
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
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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 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a fabulous 4hour visit to Strawbery Banke and I highly recommend this historical site!! The costumed actors portrayed actual residents of the neighborhood and were a highlight for understanding this preserved neighborhood.

Thank travelizzie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The local Visitors Center reccommended the Strawberry Banke Museum while we were visiting Portsmouth. The name of the museum was confusing - strawberry what? It's actually a complex of houses representing different time periods with restored homes and docents - some of them outfitted in...More

Thank Kathy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed the visit to this living history museum. We visited multiple houses and of course the ones with costumed historians really brought the time period to life. Was a bit disappointed that the woman caring for the garden that day really didn't know too much...More

Thank RecreationV
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I first discovered Strawberry Banke back in the mid 90's during the Candle Light Stroll. I thought it was beautiful and had continued to visit every few years, in both winter and summer. This year was the first time I took my 6 year old...More

1  Thank AIricka20
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks very much for your comments and I'm sorry we weren't the way you remembered. I'm wondering if the overgrown area was the one near the 1940s store? Just wanted to let you know that orchard is left uncut because of the beehives at the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Probably the best heritage village in New England. Very laid back interpreters and storytellers. Would be very boring for kids but history buffs will love it.

Thank 304McQueen
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Large historical site that truly captures the history of the area. Preserved and restored houses detaining different eras of inhabitation. Live actors tell you their stories and hands on experiences. Able to watch a cooper working on buckets and barrels, hearth cooking, and weaving on...More

Thank Matosortho
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are several houses to tour from around the 1700s. The houses are beautiful with ornate wall paper. There are docents inside each house to give you tidbits of historic info. There is quite a bit of walking involved in this and many stairs inside...More

Thank 123Kandi
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is not Williamsburg Va but it is very good.It is still a work in progress but do no let this stop you. If you go in the winter bring your ice skates.

Thank rslaaliensr
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great way to spend a few hours when in Portsmouth. The Museum is a collection of preserved buildings and includes text, reenactments, artefacts and videos. The owners have bought, preserved and restored a large number of the old houses and this is...More

Thank gilgenwinter
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Be prepared for walking and enjoying the history of Portsmouth's Strawberry Banke. The weather was very warm, but breezy. I suggest that you look ahead at the event calendar to get more from your visit. Just walking around and in and out of buildings/homes won't...More

Thank Diane T
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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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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.
3 September 2016|
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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.