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Strawbery Banke Museum

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Address: 14 Hancock St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-4669
Phone Number:
+1 603-433-1102
10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Museum houses open in December only for Candlelight Stroll: Saturdays Dec...

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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Hearth cooking demonstration - A + +

Strawberry Banke provides hearth cooking demonstrations for groups of 8 several Saturdays in the off-season. You spend the first hour helping cook a fascinating early 18th... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Tom F
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Strawberry Banke provides hearth cooking demonstrations for groups of 8 several Saturdays in the off-season. You spend the first hour helping cook a fascinating early 18th century dinner over an open hearth with period correct menus and mostly-period appropriate utensils and kitchenware. Churn butter, make and cook main-meal pies, meats, fish and vegetables - and then after all is ready,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited for a homeschool program, and it was wonderful!! Great property and excellent staff. Have been during regular museum hours as well and really enjoyed it. Property is well cared, beautiful, and unique. Don't miss it!!

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Eliot, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place will take you back in time. Each house is restored and kept in a different time frame of life in Portsmouth NH from the revolution to the 60's. I live near by so I have been many times.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been to Strawberry Banke many times over the years and have always had a lovely time. There are buildings from various time periods which really makes the history of Portsmouth come alive. It is a very educational place as well as fun. I went here as a child and now my children have been several times. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you haven't had a chance to visit puddle duck pond at strawberry bank you should deathly put it on your list of things to do this winter or next. It is one of the more beautiful places to ice skate other than good old pond skating that you'll find, they have made a number of improvements to the way... More 

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Scarborough, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

There were so many houses and activities here that I did not have time to see them all! I came back a second day and saw much more, all I had to do was present my tickets from the previous day. It was a bit overwhelming with all the buildings; you're given a map and suggested order of what to... More 

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Stephanie S, Public Relations Manager at Strawbery Banke Museum, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting Strawbery Banke Museum! As for why the odd spelling of the name -- when the museum chose the original name of Portsmouth for the site the founders deliberately changed "Strawberry Bank" to "Strawbery Banke" to distinguish the history museum from the historic placename. Both reputedly named for the wild strawberries on the bank of the river that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Not only is Strawbery Banke Museum a step back in time with all it's historical splendor and working crafts people, you can skate in winter and hear jazz in summer. This living museum complex has something for everyone. Beautiful grounds too. A hop from Prescott Park and the Piscataqua River.

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Dover, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

There is something for everyone. We go every year to bring friends. We are never bored! The museum covers 250+ centuries. Some houses focus on construction. Some compare different homes in the same building centuries apart. Everything at Strawbery Banke came from the Puddledock neighborhood there. There are craftspeople that demonstrate and let you try your hand. There are costumed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were a bit concerned this would be more of an attraction for kids on field trips, but we were pleasantly surprised. As an adult couple, we greatly enjoyed it. We have been to many historical sites, including Europe, but have yet to see a site that provides a snapshot of each time period of its life. It was really... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Strawbery Banke is an outstanding museum of many houses that are located on the waterfront in Portsmouth, NH. Each of the houses represents different times in history and captures so much of life in those times. Many have people in character who assist the visitors in understanding that period in NH's history.

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