Strawbery Banke is unique among outdoor history museums in presenting a complete neighborhood’s evolution over 300+ years, with most of the historic houses on their original foundations.
These structures link visitors to the people who lived on the Portsmouth waterfront from 1695 to 1954. Costumed roleplayers and traditional craftspeople recreate the lives, concerns, and challenges of families in the community, basing their interpretations on diaries, letters, historical records, archaeology, and collected artifacts.
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Strawbery Banke's programs and services are made possible in part by grants from:
A cultural, community and economic initiative to restore and lease underutilized properties at Strawbery Banke Museum in the historic center of downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Port of Portsmouth
New maritime exhibit in the Montrone Family Gallery in the Yeaton House.
Strawbery Banke hosts seasonal and signature events throughout the year. For a video overview, click here.