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, hands-on 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.
MUSEUM STORE SALE! 75% OFF EVERYTHING
Clearance to make way for an excitiy new concept!
Open daily, 10-4. Sale ends Friday, March 14.
JOIN US for these Winter Programs and Special Events:
Winter Nights in Pitt Tavern -- Mar 22, Apr 26. Tickets $25.
Hearth-Cooking Workshops -- make and eat an authentic 18th c. dinner in Wheelwright House
(Mar 16 & 29, Apr 19)
Lunch & Learn Speaker Series in Tyco Visitors Center.
TODAY Tues March 11 at 12 Noon
In Search of A World in Transition”: The Archaeology of the Spencer-Goodwin Home and Tavern, in South Berwick, Maine”
with Dr. Neill De Paoli, Portsmouth Archaeologist & Adjunct Professor, So. Maine Community College."
Also Apr 8 with Doug Wheeler
Preservation Series, 5:30 pm in Tyco Visitors Center
Mar 18 with James Garvin, NH State Architecural Historian and firest curator of Strawbery Banke Museum, "The Early Days of Strawbery Banke" Also Also Apr 1 & 17, May 8
Museum opens for the season, Thursday, May 1, 2014
with the new exhibit
"Finding Home: Stories from a Neighborhood of Newcomers"
Check the Strawbery Banke Calendar for information about winter lecture series, traditional craft classes and music programs.
The Wheelwright House kitchen -- setting up for a Hearth-Cooking Workshop
Interested in a Summer Internship with Strawbery Banke Museum?
For details and application information
(due March 1, 2014), click here.
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.