Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth

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Learn the history of Portsmouth as you wander through the recreated village of Strawbery Banke Museum. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this outdoor museum is located in one of the oldest neighborhoods in the state. You'll have the chance to visit the 40 restored buildings from the 17th to 19th centuries built in Colonial-, Georgian-, and Federal-style architecture. A self-guided tour will take you through the history of this seaport town and teach you about the architecture, heritage plants, traditional crafts, and clothing from the 1600s to the 1950s. As you explore the restored homes through the decades, you will meet costumed interpreters giving demonstrations of everyday activities from days past. Your general admission ticket for the museum buildings is good for two consecutive days. Photographs are allowed of exterior sites; no flash photography is permitted inside the buildings. To visit Strawbery Banke Museum on your trip to Portsmouth, use our Portsmouth vacation planner.
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  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 ...  more »
  • 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 an...  more »
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  • Great place to spend your summer or Fall weekend. Many homes with live role play. Cooking demonstration is fabulous. Musket firing demos are fun. They even have Hearth cooking classes with experts showing you how to make original New England recipes the old fashioned way. Winter brings a skating pond. Highly recommended.
  • if you like to go back in time this is a great living history museum. i believe its about 10 acres and most of the house are where they were originally built. not only to you get to see homes from the late 1600's - 1800's the street surrounding are load with old homes. i loved learning about how this town change of the years and how people lived. i give this 5 stars because there not to many places like this anymore. so i put this as a must
  • Great place to visit. I have been to many of these lovely restored villages. Love walking back in time and seeing how people lived! Would love to see more actors involved making the experience more real.
  • Beautiful, wonderful, educational and entertaining. Fun for the entire family. The variety of houses that portray different eras and characters from cultures all over the span of time are fascinating and enjoyable. An easy way to teach the kids about history that is fun and engaging.
  • Ice rink is fantastic. Great fun and very well run. Very good food and drink.
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