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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
Review Highlights
Interesting historical houses and period reinactment

Nice way to spend an afternoon - we visited 8-10 houses which were open for touring; most had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ron D
Grand Haven, Michigan
step back in time

had a good time many older homes with original furnishings etc. old general store, takes a few... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Alicia T
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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).
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 10:00 - 17:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice way to spend an afternoon - we visited 8-10 houses which were open for touring; most had a docent, who was dressed in period clothing of the house, and was "living" in this time period. This leads to interesting discussions and questions. We found...More

2  Thank Ron D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a good time many older homes with original furnishings etc. old general store, takes a few hours to really walk through...we were never sure what buildings you could enter not clearly marked

1  Thank Alicia T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a beautiful day for this visit. It's an inside/outside venture. Good location. Plenty of parking. Cafe on sight. Plenty of restrooms. This is a large area within the city of Portsmouth that has been set aside as a museum. The area represents the...More

1  Thank Michael D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Its a pretty small place. It didnt really amazed me. But it is still something nice and different to do. Go on a sunny day so that you can enjoy walking down the park. Lovely and small structure you can visit in an hour.More

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

Glad you enjoyed your visit to Strawbery Banke Museum though I think you may be reporting on a different place? The museum has a 10-acre campus with 32 historic buildings and eight gardens. We suggest visitors plan to spend at least 1.5 hours to see...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed a few hours of walking around Strawberry Banke. The role playing staff were most interesting .

Thank Tracy C
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We spent almost 5 hours here and enjoyed every minute of it. The docents are very helpful and the restorations are extremely accurate. Quite a nice way to learn the history of this area. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Bernie G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I love places like this. A little preserved piece of history. This village of restored homes is a great place to stroll around and spend a few hours. Its good to do on your own, with a family or just a couple thing. You will...More

2  Thank Wendy D
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Historic buildings and people role playing in some of them. Well worth the visit and if you love these kinds of places set aside most of the day because you get caught up and time flies. If you can take the garden tour with the...More

3  Thank Lisa V
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

This place is amazing! The staff are extremely knowledgeable and very passionate. The history is absolutely remarkable! An absolute must for the architect, engineer, builder, craftsmen, historian and pretty much everyone! So much to see, learn and do. Fun for all ages! Hope to return...More

1  Thank rollingwheel
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Plenty of historic buildings from 17-18 centuries, some of them open to the public. Different styles of architecture. Nice glimpse into the lifestyle of people living in that periods.

1  Thank rdrozd7
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Could someone in their late 20's/early 30's please give me your opinion on this location? I see a lot of wonderful reviews from older folks and families with children, but I'm curious if a younger couple (traveling without children) would enjoy this. Thank you!
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
Peggy B
Where do I park and is it in walking distance of where the boat leaves for the Isle of Shoales? Friends going on boat and I to St. banke for day.
5 September 2016|
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Response from Braley C | Reviewed this property |
The parking is at the main building the gps directions will take you right there. The walk down to the boats is quick and easy.
Can you purchase tickets in advance/online?
3 September 2016|
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Response from Karen B | Reviewed this property |
Not to my knowledge - it's a $5 donation upon entrance, very low key - cash only -