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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Candlelight Stroll Back In Time

We were in town for the Christmas tree lighting and parade. We included the Candlelight Stroll as... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
BadKidd
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Delaware
Christmas stroll was amazing!

I had planned this trip for myself and my wife as a way to get some alone time together before the... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Ross S
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Schenectady, New York
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We were in town for the Christmas tree lighting and parade. We included the Candlelight Stroll as part of our New England Christmas experience. It was a perfect addition to what I imagined a New England Christmas to be like. We loved it! It was...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

So glad we exceeded your expectations. And happy holidays!

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I had planned this trip for myself and my wife as a way to get some alone time together before the holiday time craziness kicked in. I was looking for something fun and perhaps even a little romantic for the two of us. Strolling through...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Wow! What a comprehensive and helpful review of Candlelight Stroll. It's wonderful to read your care with the details (and the idea of a romantic evening for the two of you). Thank you for making Strawbery Banke part of your December. And happy holidays!

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Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited Strawberry Banke for the first time last evening for the Christmas Stroll. Transformed into an idyllic winter wonderland by the falling snow, it will become one of our favorite Christmas memories, long remembered and treasured. We enjoyed going into all...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 12 December 2017

So glad you enjoyed our 38th Annual Candlelight Stroll! One more weekend (Dec 16 & 17)! An anchor of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth NH.

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Reviewed 9 December 2017

First off, I'm a history buff so I love places like this! We've visited many times, but I'd have to say my favorite is when they decorate it for Christmas. They have iceskating outside, people walking around in period clothes, hot apple cider, and people...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for your high marks for Candlelight Stroll. We're glad you visit so often -- and enjoy the December festivities. Happy holidays!

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Reviewed 5 December 2017

This museum consists of many homes from varying eras of Portsmouth's history. Many have docents who are knowledgeable and friendly. Other houses have re-enactors. There are exhibits throughout. Spent a good part of the day here. It was pretty interesting to think that this was...More

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Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Loved the candlelight walk. So magical, takes you back in time. The horse driven carriage ride is just so special among the eighteenth century houses. My daughter loved the old grocery store, so interesting with all the old products and the aging labels. A must...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 18 December 2017

Thanks for your visit -- and very nice comments about Candlelight Stroll. Happy holidays!

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Reviewed 20 November 2017

We decided to go to Strawberry Banke during out weekend get away in November. Prior research had explained that we would not be able to travel throughout Strawberry Banke independently due to it being partially closed for the season. We were able to take a...More

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Reviewed 18 November 2017

What a great family day. Lots to see Children's house was fantastic grand daughter didn't want to leave. have gone numerous times with her

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Reviewed 16 November 2017 via mobile

We took the self guided tour. It was nice to see the old homes and buildings. Very small area. It didn't take long to walk through the museum area.More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 17 November 2017

Thanks for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum! As daily visits are all self-guided (the only guided tours are when the historic houses are otherwise closed -- Nov weekends and the week of 12/26-31) I'm concerned that we didn't properly introduce the whole experience, or that you...More

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Reviewed 12 November 2017

We were walking the streets of Portsmouth and wandered into the living history museum. Either because of the late afternoon or season, the houses were closed but we had access to the streets and green. This is the early Portsmouth site with buildings dating from...More

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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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9 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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