Sunday, June 26.2016 – 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 waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for people of all ages to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum’s restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past, using objects from the museum’s collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate and entertain.
Here’s a map showing the 10 acre location.
We walked through every house, the general store, the gardens, greenhouse, tavern, and more. I really enjoy seeing the flowers and plants that do not grow in Louisiana and this place was loaded with them. A few of the houses were not restored but were used to display house building tools from that era, one showed what the house would be like if just left as is and not restored, and one showed the various layers of wall, floor and ceiling construction from days past. These things are what you’ll see in the photos that follow. I’d highly recommend visiting this if you are in the area. The cost was $19.50 per person but it was a good 3 hour tour. Could have been longer if we weren’t tiring out from all the walking. Plus we were ready to eat lobster!!
1866 baseball bats, balls and uniform! This was at the Children’s Discovery House.
Roy told me “hop in” so I did!
Next I’ll share with ya’ll a little more of the RV park we just left in Northwood, NH. We just arrived in Orange, VT where we’ll live for several days seeing all we can in the area. Lots of factory tours here and we’ll spend a couple of days visiting those! There is an automobile race at a nearby track on Thursday evening.
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