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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. To visit Strawbery Banke Museum on your trip to Portsmouth, use our Portsmouth vacation planner.
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  • Strawbery Banke's Puddle Duck Pond ice skating is now taking place and is very popular with locals and tourists alike. There's a firepit at one end to warm up and great music to skate to. 
    Strawbery Banke's Puddle Duck Pond ice skating is now taking place and is very popular with locals and tourists alike. There's a firepit at one end to warm up and great music to skate to.  more »
  • This place is definitely worth seeing. I’d you love history and want to learn more about the area don’t miss Strawberry Banke. If you come in the wintertime there is also ice skating. I highly... 
    This place is definitely worth seeing. I’d you love history and want to learn more about the area don’t miss Strawberry Banke. If you come in the wintertime there is also ice skating. I highly...  more »
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  • Lovely place! So much history and they have tour guides at every house. The house with the flags are the ones that are opened. Some of the house are over 400 years old and they preserved it so nicely. The grocery store had 400 times which is a lot back then compared to 25000 8tems in the average grocery store today. All the staff are nice and friendly. They love to explain everything and tell us the history of the place. I would recommend at least 2 to 3 hours for a quick run. You might need 2 days if you want to see everything.
  • Beautifully upkept part of history. Really takes you back in time. All the staff are well educated on the history; it's fascinating to talk to people to capture what times back then were really like. Your admission is good for two days and I fully took advantage of that because there was much to explore. I'll be coming back next year. Highly recommend.

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