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Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth
(4.5/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
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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  • This museum is very well presented and easy to tour. It occupies the site of the original town of Portsmouth with a variety of buildings to visit. Some houses are still occupied so not all are open to...  more »
  • Diving in the history of the city with this neighborhood sometimes restored and protected. We enter the life of the first migrants with their different social components. Very informative.
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  • Many living history sites, such as Colonial Williamsburg, concentrate on only one specific era. Strawberry Banke is different. It lets you see the entire history of the neighborhood from its beginning...  more »