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, 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.
35th Annual Candlelight Stroll is a 'rain or shine' event.
Candlelight Stroll LAST NIGHT!
Sunday Dec 21, 4-8 pm.
Same day tickets available online until 12 noon the day of the event (click here) and at the door.
Click here for the Dec 20-21 program.
Pickwick's at the Banke for all your holiday enchantment. Open daily, 10-4 and during Stroll hours.
White Apron Cafe open 11:30 am to end of Stroll on Dec 20 & 21.
PUDDLE DOCK POND AT STRAWBERY BANKE -- NOW OPEN!
Outdoor community ice-skating that warms the heart.
Open 7 days a week, 9 am to 9 pm
For the schedule and ticket details, click here.
Please note that the ice will not be available for pond hockey on Sunday, Dec 21 due to Candlelight Stroll.
Rink open Christmas Eve until 4 pm. Closed Christmas Day.
Vintage Holiday Skaters on Sun Dec 21 at 5 & 6 pm
New Year's Eve, skating til 9 pm. $1 discount with First Nighttm Portsmouth button.
For more information www.PuddleDockPond.org
The seasonal ice rink is open 7 days a week through February 28, 2015
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.
NOW OPEN daily, 11:30 am to 7:30 pm (8:30 pm on Sat & Sun)
For the menu, click here.
For more about The White Apron, click here.
Join Strawbery Banke Archaeologist Alix Martin and her
"Dig Strawbery Banke" blog, here!
Now Available in the Tyco Visitors Center!