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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 have fun learning about architecture, heritage plants and foodways, traditional crafts and the tools, clothing and collections families used for everyday life in this waterfront neighborhood, 1695 through 1954 when the site was saved from urban renewal.

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.




2015 Exhibit in the Rowland Gallery

May 1 through October 31, 2015

Learn how Portsmouth played over the past 300 years.

Exhibit included in daily admission, open 10 am to 5 pm.

For more details, please click here.



Strawbery Banke Celebrates National Preservation Month

with Speaker Series in May

Lectures and tours focus on local historic preservation initiatives, May 7, 16 and 21.

All programs are free and open to the public and begin at the Tyco Visitors Center at Strawbery Banke Museum (14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth). Light refreshments served.

For details, please click here.




Hearth Cooking Workshops!

Sun May 10

Come time-travel through the 18th century hearth in Stoodley's Tavern.

Hands-on experience in an intimate setting of just 8 participants.

$55 for members ($65 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets online.


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Bring Back the Rink!

Fund-raising concert with Jumbo Circus Peanuts and live auction to bring back Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond next December.

Under the tent, Saturday, June 27, 4-7 pm. Bring a picnic!

To buy tickets online, 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 2015 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.  


Visit Pickwick's at the Banke, an extraordinary shopping experience

43 Atkinson Street (corner of Court & Atkinson)
Open daily 11 am to 4 pm


 Join Strawbery Banke Archaeologist Alix Martin and her

"Dig Strawbery Banke" blog, here!


















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