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