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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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300 years of Thanksgiving

We decided to go to Strawberry Banke during out weekend get away in November. Prior research had... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Lianna M
great day out

What a great family day. Lots to see Children's house was fantastic grand daughter didn't want to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Denise P
Greenland, New Hampshire
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Museum houses open in December only for Candlelight Stroll: Saturdays Dec 12 and 19, 5-9 pm and Sundays, December 13 and 20, 4-8 pm. Guided Holiday House Tours offered Dec 26-31, 10 am to 2 pm with last tour starting at 2 pm. Labrie Family Skate outdoor ice rink at the museum is open daily 9 am to 9 pm (except for occasional private rentals).
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  • Average7%
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We decided to go to Strawberry Banke during out weekend get away in November. Prior research had explained that we would not be able to travel throughout Strawberry Banke independently due to it being partially closed for the season. We were able to take a...More

Thank Lianna M
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a great family day. Lots to see Children's house was fantastic grand daughter didn't want to leave. have gone numerous times with her

Thank Denise P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We took the self guided tour. It was nice to see the old homes and buildings. Very small area. It didn't take long to walk through the museum area.More

Thank PGPioneers
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum! As daily visits are all self-guided (the only guided tours are when the historic houses are otherwise closed -- Nov weekends and the week of 12/26-31) I'm concerned that we didn't properly introduce the whole experience, or that you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We were walking the streets of Portsmouth and wandered into the living history museum. Either because of the late afternoon or season, the houses were closed but we had access to the streets and green. This is the early Portsmouth site with buildings dating from...More

Thank Nancy2005
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Strawberry Bank is true treasure with buildings of eras past. Makes one try to imagine how difficult it was to live in those times. At certain times especially Christmas there are live actors recreating the times and life of the original residents of these dwellings.

Thank govbanker
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We are so lucky to have this on our doorstep. Our kids go there on school trips. A must see in Portsmouth.

Thank Sally W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew-up going to Strawberry Banke Museum and loved learning about Portsmouth's history, doing the Candlelight Stroll, and taking my American Girl Doll to special events hosted by the museum (sadly the American Girl Doll events are a thing of the past now). Last December...More

1  Thank PNWmtns
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent a couple of hours here, although you could walk round it in less. There were some characters in a few of the houses who stayed in charcter according to their story. we enjoyed this. There are explanations in other houses that tell a...More

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Thank theoldone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum is really more like time travel. If you love history, this should be at the top of your list while visiting the area. A collection of 32 houses, all original, all at the original locations. Dating from the 17th century through the 20th...More

Thank Brian G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've gone several times to Strawbery Banke over many years and have been amazed by the progression of work done to the grounds and to the buildings. There are also more and more activities and programs for museum goers of all ages to participate in...More

Thank Jean091
Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago
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9 November 2017|
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Response from Senioronabudget | Reviewed this property |
Our candle light stroll included a special dinner at the tavern (only at Xmas). Taking this into consideration, one should allow at least 3 hours. A lot of this depends on any lines that one may have to stand in to get... More
8 November 2017|
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Response from Bernie G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it opens in the spring.
20 September 2016|
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Response from LilyPortsmouth | Reviewed this property |
If you are into history enjoying an interactive if you are so inclined walking tour YES! Any age range will enjoy this Living Museum, take as much time as you wish. Check the Web site for activities that are going on, the... More