Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum 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 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.
OPEN FOR THE SEASON, MAY 1 - OCTOBER 31 , 2013!
NEW HAMPSHIRE WEEK
New Hampshire Residents admitted FREE, Saturday June 15 through Sunday, June 23, 2013.
(Does not apply to school groups or pre-booked tours.)
NEW HAMPSHIRE'S 225TH BIRTHDAY
with Governor Maggie Hassan, Portsmouth Mayor Eric Spear, other special guests and birthday cake.
Friday, June 21, 2013 at 4 pm
TUESDAY, JUNE 18, 2013
7 PM, PORTSMOUTH CITY HALL
PORTSMOUTH ZONING BOARD OF VARIANCE HEARING ON ALLOWING TEMPORARY SKATING RINK AT STRAWBERY BANKE
Please come show your support if you'd like to see a charming community skating pond on Puddle Dock, December to February.
For more information and answers to Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
AN AMERICAN CELEBRATION JULY 4
An old-fashioned American Family Fourth and a cherished Strawbery Banke tradition.
Click here for details. Kids under 17 free thanks to BAE Systems and Bottomline Technologies.
Active duty military and their families, veterans always free.
TWO NEW EXHIBITS
Tapping Portsmouth: How the Brewing Industry Shaped the City
First Nations Diplomacy Opens the Portsmouth Door: 300th Anniversary of the 1713 Treaty of Portsmouth
Museum Members are the first to learn about special events and programs all season long!
Join today and you will receive all the 2013 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.