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Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth

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History Museum
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. Make Strawbery Banke Museum a part of your Portsmouth vacation plans using our Portsmouth trip itinerary builder.
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  • Strawberry Banke is a lot of fun for everyone from young children to grandparents. The buildings are filled with history and excellent guides (dressed in period garb) that explain subtle details almos...  more »
  • With multiple places to listen to music (Tuesdays in the Terrace, Pitt Tavern) it makes more a nice evening and a way to get out of the crowds in downtown Portsmouth. The restaurant at the visitors ce...  more »
  • Wander through the streets of Portsmouth at the discovery of this open-air museum. Very pretty buildings to discover
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  • If you want your child or your self and loved ones to get attacked by DOGS on the property this is the place for you............I have great concerns about Dogs allowed on the property.......unleash or leashed at any time a Dog attack can and will happen .....I hope that Strawbery Banke Museum has good insurance and does the insurance company even knows about this common practice? I will never go to this place again for that reason. Safety comes first.
  • Great living museum. Great experience for all ages.
  • We are having so much fun, skating, hot chocolate and more
  • The Christmas Candlelight Stroll is wonderful.
  • Dripping in history.