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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. Make Strawbery Banke Museum a part of your Portsmouth vacation plans using our Portsmouth trip itinerary builder.
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  • I have been to Strawberry Banke many times over the years and have always had a lovely time. There are buildings from various time periods which really makes the history of Portsmouth come alive. It i...  more »
  • If you haven't had a chance to visit puddle duck pond at strawberry bank you should deathly put it on your list of things to do this winter or next. It is one of the more beautiful places to ice skate...  more »
  • There were so many houses and activities here that I did not have time to see them all! I came back a second day and saw much more, all I had to do was present my tickets from the previous day. It was...  more »