ABOUT STRAWBERY BANKE MUSEUM
Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice: Best of New England Classics
“Best Historic Village”
Trip Advisor 2012, 2013,2014, 2015, 2016 Certificate of Excellence
#1 TripAdvisor “Thing To Do in Portsmouth”
"The Shapiro family's experience paralleled my grandparents' immigrant experience, and the Shapiro House is as close as many of us can get to visiting the homes where our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents lived."
“An exceptional open air museum! What a vision for the City of Portsmouth to see the potential to keep a small district intact! It makes for an incredible open air museum that is both interesting and realistic.”
“Strawbery Banke Museum is a real gem in a gem of a city. There are many things to see and do and learn from here.”
“A great family adventure. Strawbery Banke is a trip back in time with beautiful buildings and wonderful events... It is a must if you are in Portsmouth.”
“History can be fun. Spent almost 3 hours here and enjoyed every minute... beautiful gardens, knowledgeable guides and even some historical re-enactors… We really enjoyed our visit.
AAA Travel Treasures: “uncommon travel gem”
National Trust for Historic Preservation: Partner Place
National Register of Historic Places
New Hampshire Preservation Alliance Award
Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day & Blue Star Museums participant
Outdoor History Museum Forum, American Association for State and Local History
Portsmouth Historic Sites Association, founding member
Hippo Seacoast, Best Museums 2016
What they're saying about us:
Early American Life, Start Your Garden Here "Heirloom plants and seeds are like great grandma's wedding gown, passed down through generations and treasured."
AAA Journeys, Time Travel "Explore a bygone era at these New England living history museums."
Art New England, Destination New Hampshire "Whenever possible these objects that have been traced are traced to specific people at Strawbery Banke."
Yankee Magazine (cover) Simple Living "For the would-be do-it-yourselfer our guide to scaling back and simplifying." (Strawbery Banke hearth-cooking workshop)
Harvard Magazine, Portsmouth "Residents resisted plans to bulldze sections in the 1950s and instead turned 10 acres into the Strawbery Banke living history museum."
Yale News, Freshman Address: 'On being a citizen' "Thankfully and to its credit Strawbery Banke did not hide form the challenges of its particular past."
Montreal, Le Devoir, "The number of historic sites preserved by citizens in admirable."'
New Hampshire Preservation Alliance News, "Big challenges and innovation showcased by annual awards"