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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  • Loved the history and enjoyed all the houses that were open. We spent 2 hours there and went and grabbed lunch one of the tour guides recommended Genos and them we came back for another hour. History....  more
    Loved the history and enjoyed all the houses that were open. We spent 2 hours there and went and grabbed lunch one of the tour guides recommended Genos and them we came back for another hour. History....  more »
  • There is an interesting variety of buildings and exhibits, and the hosts are knowledgable and friendly. Visit the one unrestored house if you want to see how a place can change over the years. A... 
    There is an interesting variety of buildings and exhibits, and the hosts are knowledgable and friendly. Visit the one unrestored house if you want to see how a place can change over the years. A...  more »
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  • Visited from Arizona. Loved the park. Fun for kids. The houses and museums were beautiful. Lots of shade if it's warm. I saw one family that brought a picnic lunch
  • Welcoming and friendly staff! Cool history. It used to have a lot more to offer prior to renting out units. I completely understand why - the place may not exist if they didn't. Still worth a few hours to see some true Portsmouth history! The side by side 200 years apart was amazing!

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