Archaeologists have conducted some of the most extensive urban archaeology investigations on the East Coast at Strawbery Banke.
This rich resource plus the museum’s collection of over 1,000,000 decorative arts objects, artifacts, documents and photographs, all with specific Portsmouth connections, make it possible to depict life in this neighborhood over the past 300+ years as accurately as possible.
The Strawbery Banke District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.
As a living history museum, Strawbery Banke strives to preserve the history of the place and people who lived in this neighborhood. The museum seeks to preserve wherever possible and apply the formal principles of Adaptation, Preservation, Restoration and Reconstruction when assessing rehabilitation at the museum.
Collections are based on Portsmouth and this site. To search the Collections online database, please click here.
Enjoy classic New England outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke Museum's outdoor professionally maintained ice skating rink. Daily public skating. Adaptive ice time. Private rentals.
Visit the "Grove of Sponsored Holiday Trees" at Strawbery Banke and cast a vote for the top two favorites. Do not need to attend Candlelight Stroll to vote. The winners receive bragging rights.
Take a walk and read the story of "Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" written and illustrated by Wickie Rowland.