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Strawbery Banke Museum

14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, NH 03801

Strawbery Banke Museum (, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300* years of American history in the same neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings (all but 2 on their original foundations), traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past. Each year the Museum welcomes 75,000 visitors, members, schoolchildren and volunteers, who all love New Hampshire history, for daily programs, exhibits and signature special events. Open 7 days from May 1 through October 31. Outdoor ice skating, 7 days December 1 through February. Weekend house tours in November and Christmas week. Signature holiday events including Candlelight Stroll, an anchor of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth, on the first three weekends in December.