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Sherburne House, built 1695, now restored
Sherbourne House, after restoration, 1998 - built 1695, the oldest building on the museum site. Photo: William Fish / Strawberry Banke Museum

Strawbery Banke

This ten-acre historic district of Portsmouth contains 42 buildings, some over 300 years old. With restored and furnished houses, interpretive exhibits and programs, it functions as an outdoor history museum. Community preservationists saved the buildings from demolition in 1958, when the district was threatened by an urban renewal project. As a result, a new organization was formed to promote preservation and awareness of local history.

Originally submitted by: John E. Sununu, Representative (1st District).

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The Local Legacies project provides a "snapshot" of American Culture as it was expressed in spring of 2000. Consequently, it is not being updated with new or revised information with the exception of "Related Website" links.

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