SAIL ON THE GUNDALOW PISCATAQUA
For local maritime history, be sure to visit the Gundalow Company, nearby at 60 Marcy Street.
Sail on the river aboard the gundalow Piscataqua, built on the grounds of Strawbery Banke in 2011. The Piscataqua, which carries 42 passengers, sails three times a day, seven days a week. A two-hour sail is a great way to experience Portsmouth's working waterfront from a traditional vessel unique to the Piscataqua Region since 1650. (For schedule and tickets, click here.)
Strawbery Banke shows the development of life and commerce on shore; the gundalow, originally designed to carry goods from the harbor, does the same for the river and the environmental history of the Great Bay watershed.
Strawbery Banke and the Gundalow Company offer reciprocal ticket discounts: get $5 off each ticket when purchasing tickets for both.
For more information on programs, sailing schedules and the rich history of the gundalow, click here.
Combined field trips to Strawbery Banke Museum and on the Piscataqua.
Educators at Strawbery Banke and the Gundalow Company -- docked on the river, just across the park from Strawbery Banke -- work together so that school groups can make one consolidated trip to Portsmouth and enjoy two field trip experiences. Click here for more details.
The two organizations also present a Summer Camp, "All Hands on Deck."
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021,
10 AM-5 PM.
Explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
Now through Sunday, October 10, 2021
Browse, Bid, and Buy popular and exclusive items in the 2021 Vintage & Vine Online Silent Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a headstart on the holidays, there is something for everyone.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT!
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way of Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. COVID-19 precautions followed.
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10 AM-6 PM
Strawbery Banke Museum hosts the 2021 Dawnland StoryFest, New Hampshire's Annual Indigenous Storytelling Festival. This year's festival is held online via Zoom and is dedicated in memory of Wolf Song, a well-respected and much loved Vermont Abenaki traditional storyteller. Free to attend. Suggested donation of $10. Preregistration required.
Historical Fiction Writing Virtual Homeschool Program
Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 2021, 9-10 AM
Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources, and develop their imaginations.