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Museums in New Hampshire - Take a Journey Into the Past 

Step into a world of discovery at famed museums throughout New Hampshire. Visit Strawberry Banke Museum in downtown Portsmouth and explore 300 years of American history in the preserved village settlement. Tour the Goodwin House, the mansion that was once home to New Hampshire’s Governor during the Civil War. Marvel at the elaborate woodwork at Chase House or any of the other 39 historic buildings on the site. Craft shops line the market square where ‘pioneers’ demonstrate such timeless crafts as barrel-making and weaving. The Boatshop offers demonstrations and exhibits on the evolution of shipbuilding in the port-side town.

USS Albacore Museum

Also in Portsmouth, the USS Albacore Museum offers exploration of the innovative research submarine that has been nicknamed the ‘Forerunner of the Future’. Providing the hull design that is still used in submarines today, the USS Albacore commissioned in Portsmouth, New Hampshire accomplished many long-term improvements for the deep-sea vessel.

Wright Museum of WWII

Further North in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire the Wright Museum of WWII is devoted to honoring the legacy of American contributions during that era. Tour military galleries where legendary tanks and fighter planes are on display. Or learn about the people who daringly led the war effort in the Time Tunnel and through rotating photograph displays.

Strawbery Banke Museum

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Strawbery Banke Museum greets guests at the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. Preserving centuries-old American history, the museum features 10 acres of heritage gardens, historic buildings, ancient artifacts and more.

Enjoy hands-on activities, changing exhibits, and stories of American life in the 1600's, 1700's, and 1800's. The museum is open from May 1 to October 31, 7 days a week with touring hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.