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Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth

(4.4/5 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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  • We were a bit concerned this would be more of an attraction for kids on field trips, but we were pleasantly surprised. As an adult couple, we greatly enjoyed it. We have been to many historical sites,...  more »
  • Strawbery Banke is an outstanding museum of many houses that are located on the waterfront in Portsmouth, NH. Each of the houses represents different times in history and captures so much of life in t...  more »
  • Very interesting part of American history. This place is fascinating as you walk from one building to another that has been furnished and restored to the way it was back in the day. Some of houses eve...  more »