Portsmouth, N.H.'s big architectural museum

  The entrance to the Strawberry Banke historic district. Yes, they have summer there.

The entrance to the Strawberry Banke historic district. Yes, they have summer there.

Strawberry Banke, a neighborhood in Portsmouth, N.H. , and settled in 1630, is lovely and fascinating because of the thirty-seven historic houses, some dating to the 17th Century, and protected there by historic district regulations. And the wider Portsmouth is a hip, highly entrepreneurial, techie and increasingly arty small city/port. Strawberry Banke got its name from the many berry bushes found there by English settlers.