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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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It’s hard to describe how wonderful and unique this museum is. It’s an entire neighborhood of... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
ILoveTexas
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Argyle, Texas
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Walking and steps involved

This place has restored buildings from the 1650s through 1950s. There are guides and traditional... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
russlyna
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 3 days ago 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 4 days ago

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 3 days ago

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 5 days ago 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 3 days ago

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

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited as part of a day and night in Portsmouth. Very well organized and presented . Great history up live from the 1800’s and 1900’s. Don’t miss it

Thank kneel126
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your nice comments! Always interested in visitor feedback.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Most of the people in some of the open homes were great and very knowledgeable. But as with any history trips we do we would of like to see more of the homes and get more details about the people who lived there. It was...More

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

You might be interested in our November weekend "300 Years of Thanksgiving Traditions" guided walking tour;, and the 38th Annual Candlelight Stroll, the first 3 weekends in December, (an anchor of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, the month long holiday celebration). Visit StrawberyBanke.org for more details!...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't know how to get around. Did not see directions to what to visit, or where the main places were.More

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

Apologies for the difficulties you encountered trying to visit Strawbery Banke on Oct 7th. The challenge you faced was trying to experience the museum during the annual NH Fall Festival, which quickly fills the parking lot and grounds, obscuring the usually easy access. I hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

This historic village is worth visiting and spending time getting a good general impression of life in 18th and 19th century Portsmouth. Many historical society members were demonstrating period crafts and work skills, and were all eager to share their knowledge. Be sure to wear...More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit to Strawbery Banke and the special NH Fall Festival on Oct 7th! The additional craftspeople (and heritage breeds of animals) are independent artisans and breeders who come to the museum once a year for this festival (always the Saturday...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We planned on spending one hour and stayed for 4. The grounds and houses are maintained beautifully. The staff in the houses are very knowable about the area. There were some crafters explaining their crafts. You are able to walk off the grounds for lunch...More

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

So glad you enjoyed your visit! You are correct that tickets are good for two consecutive days.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had never heard of this Museum. Differentiation on this one is that is essentially the same area thru time. Helpful docents to answer your questions. Various buildings some in early times, some in 50"s. Well done.

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

Glad you found us and enjoyed your visit to Strawbery Banke Museum -- 300+ years of Portsmouth history on its original foundations.

Reviewed 1 week 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.

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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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Peggy B
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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.
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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.
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