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.
New! Online ticketing is available for the 2022-2023 season.
Enjoy classic New England ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke's seasonal and professionally maintained outdoor rink.
DATE CHANGE: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11 AM
Strawbery Banke Museum, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents Seacoast Skating with the Stars (SSWTS) professional skating show. Directed by Douglas Webster, Ice Dance International (IDI) and Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond Artistic Director, local "stars" are paired with IDI pros in a skate-off for audience votes.
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 1 PM
A half-k? Not a typo! Join Strawbery Banke for the second annual "Run Through History" half-kilometer. A $20 registration fee/donation benefits the Museum's "History Within Reach" program.
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. The menu varies with the season, so expect hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare year-round. And, of course, delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.