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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Amongst all these wonderful reviews I feel rather bad saying that we really didn't have a great... read more

Reviewed 13 February 2018
dee090
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edinburgh
Must see when in Portsmouth, NH.

A visit to the Strawbery Banke Museum and the surrounding neighborhood in Portsmouth, NH. is a... read more

Reviewed 25 January 2018
Jose' C
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Loudon, New Hampshire
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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%
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 13 February 2018

Amongst all these wonderful reviews I feel rather bad saying that we really didn't have a great experience. It was a beautiful sunny day in early October and we wandered around. Everywhere we went it seemed that the "actor" had just gone for a break...More

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Reviewed 25 January 2018

A visit to the Strawbery Banke Museum and the surrounding neighborhood in Portsmouth, NH. is a great way to spend an afternoon when you are over on NH's small coast. It is especially beautiful in the summer when all the gardens are in bloom. There...More

Thank Jose' C
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

Here is one terrific place! It is a tract of land, an old neighborhood in the South End of Portsmouth saved from Urban Renewal many years ago. Sample life was back in the days when the area was known as Puddle Dock. The old houses...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The Strawberry Banke Museum holds a terrific Christmas Program every weekend in December except Chrustmas and the "Vintage Christmas" weekend is a real treat because the unique houses from colonial and past time America are opened and operating in the same manner that they would...More

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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

Great way to learn the history of the area. Kids liked watch some of the demonstrations. Cheap to get in. Can be done in 3-4 hours if you don't have a bunch of time.

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Reviewed 18 December 2017

My wife, daughter and I attended the Candlelit stroll at the Museum. It was a lovely event where volunteers dressed and acted as though they were in the 1700-1800 era. Each home had a certain old trade happening there. My daughter go to see someone...More

Thank Domingos D
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Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

This museum becomes a romantic and child friendly event at night during December. Bonfires, skating, carolers, cider, tons of lights and houses dressed for Christmas. The costumed volunteers are very knowledgeable. It was beautiful and I learned quite a bit about weaving.

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

Candlelight Stroll is one of our own favorite events for exactly the reasons you mentioned. Glad you enjoyed your visit. And happy holidays!

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Reviewed 17 December 2017

A great place for visitors and home town people to visit. Even in the winter this is a fantastic place with the old fashion ice rink.

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

Thanks for your positive post. Glad you enjoyed your visit. And happy holidays!

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This area is lovely. We took a tour through the area--many different homes from various eras. Great tour guides. A lot of fun!

Thank Lesley G
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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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wpimidiman
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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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