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Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life.

Strawbery Banke is a place to learn about architecture, heritage plants and foodways, traditional crafts and the tools, clothing and collections people used for everyday life in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and up through 1954 when the site was saved from urban renewal.

The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings and crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players, traditional crafts  and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past.

Strawbery Banke is a sustainable place that preserves and enlivens three centuries of war and peace in the same New England waterfront neighborhood. Each year the Museum welcomes 75,000 visitors, members, schoolchildren and volunteers who love New Hampshire history for daily programs, exhibits and signature special events from May through December.


Come explore four centuries of American history through the people who lived in one of New Hampshire's oldest waterfront neighborhoods. May 1 through October 31.

Starting November 1, Strawbery Banke offers guided tours on weekends, of four historic houses.
Every November Saturday/Sunday, 10-2 plus Friday, November 28.

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Outdoor community ice-skating that warms the heart.

The seasonal ice rink will be open 7 days a week, 9 am to 9 pm through February 28, 2015

The scheduled December 1st opening of Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum is being pushed back due to  construction and weather challenges.  The temporary outdoor skating rink will hopefully be open later in the week.  Check the website for the latest update and details about the upcoming Community Celebration with free skating.

For information about schedules and prices for open skate hours, skating lessons, rentals and special events, click here.





Happy Thanksgiving!

Don't forget the guided 90-minute house tours, offered 10 am to 2 pm on Friday, November 28, Saturday, November 29 and Sunday, November 30.

Check the Strawbery Banke Calendar for information about events, traditional craft classes, hearth cooking workshop and music programs.



Starting December 6, 35th Annual Candlelight Stroll!

Saturdays, December 6, 13, 20 from 5 to 9 pm

Sundays, December 7, 14, 21 from 4 to 8 pm




Museum Members are the first to learn about special events and programs all season long!

Join today and you will receive all the 2014 benefits, including free regular admission and special ticket pricing for signature events. Membership supports the Museum's preservation, education, event and program efforts. Click here to learn more about the benefits of individual membership, corporate support and volunteer opportunities.  



OPEN Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays in NOVEMBER

10 AM - 2 PM

For the menu, click here.

For more about The White Apron, click here.


Join Strawbery Banke Archaeologist Alix Martin and her

"Dig Strawbery Banke" blog, here!



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