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The Seacoast Sights

Strawbery Banke Museum

  • 14 Hancock St. Map It
  • Portsmouth
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 12/24/2013

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The first English settlers named the area around today's Portsmouth for the wild strawberries along the shores of the Piscataqua River. The name survives in this 10-acre outdoor history museum, one of the largest in New England. The compound has 46 buildings dating from 1695 to 1820—some restored and furnished to a particular period, others used for historical exhibits. Half the interior of the Drisco House, built in 1795, depicts its use as a dry-goods store in Colonial

times, whereas the living room and kitchen are decorated as they were in the 1950s, showing how buildings were adapted over time. The Shapiro House has been restored to reflect the life of the Russian Jewish immigrant family who lived in the home in the early 1900s. Perhaps the most opulent house, done in decadent Victorian style, is the 1860 Goodwin Mansion, former home of Governor Ichabod Goodwin.

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14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States

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  • $18
  • May–Oct., daily 10–5

Updated 12/24/2013


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