The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour usually takes place each fall in the historic South End Neighborhood of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with more than 250 fairy houses built by creative professionals, community members, and students to be displayed on the grounds of Strawbery Banke, Historic New England's Governor John Langdon House, and Prescott Park.
This Portsmouth Fairy House Tour is produced by the Friends of the South End and all of the proceeds benefit the organizations, schools, and community groups who participate in the event. Since the Fairy House Tour began, more than $325,000 has been reinvested directly into the Portsmouth community.
Participating as a builder and need some inspiration? Check out this video from Erik Wochholz, Curator of Historic Landscapes.Pleaseget permissionbefore harvesting plants and flowers in the landscape at Strawbery Banke Museum.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021;
10 AM - 5 PM.
Strawbery Banke Museum reopens for the season offering visitors the chance to 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. Read more...
Vintage & Vine
Saturday, September 11, 2021 Main Event 5 - 7:30 PM
Raise a glass in a toast to the return of Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival, and Strawbery Banke Museum's main annual fundraiser. Read more...
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Every Tuesday through September 14, 2021; 5:30 - 7 PM.
Amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock, this popular concert series is held every Tuesday night. Guests bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the open-air concerts featuring music by local artists. Read more...
The Puddle Dock Restaurant
The Puddle Dock Restaurant, located in the Dunaway Store at Strawbery Banke Museum, offers great "Modern Colonial" food, hospitality, and beautiful views to families of Portsmouth and visitors to the Museum. Read more...