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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.




Strawbery Banke Museum Annual Fund

MARCH MATCH now underway!

The fiscal year ends on March 31st.

Donate today -- every donation is matched dollar for dollar.

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Spring arrives on March 20 and to welcome its arrival,

Strawbery Banke Horticultural Department presents

In conjunction with the Northeast Seacoast Unit of The Herb Society of America

Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm

"The Best Flavor & Fragrance for Your Garden"

with Holly Shimizu, the first Curator of the National Herb Garden at the US National Arboretum in Washington, DC

For details, click here and check March listings.




Welcome Spring Nights at Pitt Tavern

Saturday, March 28 with Liz & Dain Faiella
April 11 with Jeff Warner
April 25,with Gary Fagin
6-9 pm

Come, meet your friends and fellow Museum members in the cozy Pitt Tavern, built in 1766 and restored to its historic atmosphere. Live traditional music, local beer and wine plus seasonal snacks. Ticket includes two drinks. Must be 21+ to attend. Each event sold out last year.
To purchase tickets, click here.

Many thanks to series sponsor:




New Series of Hearth Cooking Workshops!

Sat Apr 25, Sun May 10

Come time-travel through the 18th century Wheelwright House kitchen.

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

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



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.  


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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