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 daily 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.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Historic House Season
Explore 300+ years of history. Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore heirloom gardens. Open daily from May 1 through October 31.
Liberty Fare Dining
Liberty Fare Dining's extraordinary dining experience is a whimsical nautical treat for all. Inspired by local maritime history, visitors are invited to step aboard. Enjoy a menu that varies with the season and delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.
Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City Exhibit
Opening June 1, 2023
In celebration of the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire's 400th anniversary, Strawbery Banke presents "Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City," a new exhibit for the 2023 season. Collections on view include objects featured in the book "A History of Portsmouth NH in 101 Objects," as well as textiles, furniture, portraits, samplers, and objects relating to local industries.
Tuesdays on the Terrace Summer Concert Series
June 20-August 29, 2023, 5:30-7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.