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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
+1 603-433-1102
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A Village Full of History and Live Demonstrations

We first ate at the small restaurant called The Figtree Kitchen in the Visitors Center after... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Cheri W
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La Jolla, California
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Must see. Great history of Portsmouth. Added bonus was the Free Masons, who meet in one of the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jeff C
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Hopkinton, Massachusetts
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We first ate at the small restaurant called The Figtree Kitchen in the Visitors Center after purchasing our tickets . The sandwiches are made while you wait and there is a variety of drinks. The service that day was very quick. We had a wonderful...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Must see. Great history of Portsmouth. Added bonus was the Free Masons, who meet in one of the buildings and were available for questions.

Thank Jeff C
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The volunteers at Discover Portsmouth highly recommended this as one of the places to visit while in Portsmouth. It was only a few blocks from our hotel and we decided to do on our last morning of vacation. My wife and I spent over two...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Our family really enjoyed our time at Strawbery Banke. Time travel through centuries while you meander through this village. Ordinarily we tend to lean toward 18th and 19th century history but our favorite locations at SB included the WW2 store and home as well as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a full day here visiting the various houses and craftspeople. The interpretive staff were knowledgable and friendly. It was quite pleasant to walk through the houses and go back in time. There are outdoor seating areas to rest and the restaurant at the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to this museum numerous times, sometimes for events like an old fashioned fourth of july, which was superb and the candlelight stroll at christmas time which was magical. If you like history, old-timey charm, this is the palce for you. My young...More

Thank Charlene L
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The array of buildings and the enthusiasm of the "re-enacting" staff is entertaining and educational. The seasons are celebrated as through the prism of living history. A must see place!

Thank Peter L
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a must stop on Mrs Guster’s list. We took an out of the way route to the airport to fit this stop into our visit. She was right! Very interesting from both an architectural and historical perspective. There are both guided and unguided...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I would not take youngsters here. Honestly, kids under 12 would get bored quickly. For adults, though, it is interesting. Nice little cafeteria and restrooms on the premises. A beautiful garden. The restored “old” homes are a sight to see. Staff is informative. Afterward plan...More

Thank Ron T
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A nice museum with many building from over the centuries. A seacoast gem. Plan to spend a good portion of the day to explore this gem and the park across the street.

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JamesMarkell
11 June 2018|
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Response from LJK0308 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any while I was visiting there. I doubt they'd be allowed in the historic buildings. Worth a call to ask
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wpimidiman
8 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
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cmjcc
8 November 2017|
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Response from Bernie G | Reviewed this property |
I believe it opens in the spring.
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