Portsmouth Fairy House Tours

Saturday, September 23 & Sunday, September 24, 2023, 10 AM - 3 PM
Rain or shine at Strawbery Banke Museum, John Langdon House, & Prescott Park

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About Portsmouth Fairy House Tours:
Tour more than 250 fairy houses during the Portsmouth Fairy House Tour produced by the Friends of the South End. Explore the enchanted gardens and landscapes of Strawbery Banke Museum, Historic New England's Governor John Langdon House, and Prescott Park and find magical fairy homes made by professionals, community members, and students. 

The world's largest fairy house festival includes activities such as storytelling, face painting, crafts, and games. Attendees are encouraged to wear glittery wings and participate in the community fairy house project.

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Portsmouth Fairy House Tour tickets are non-refundable and can be redeemed for either September 24 or 25.

  • Adults: $12 in advance, $15 at the door
  • Senior: $8 in advance; $10 at the door
  • Children (ages 3-12): $5 in advance; $7 at the door
  • Family pack (admission for 4 of any age): $30 in advance; $35 at the door

Parking in the Strawbery Banke Museum lot, located at 14 Hancock Street, is extremely limited. With the expected attendance of this event, it is highly unlikely that members and visitors will find a parking spot in the Museum's lot. Event attendees are encouraged to park at nearby offsite parking options including:

The Fairy House Tour would not be possible without the many volunteers who lend their time and creative energy to ensuring that each element of the Tour is perfectly executed and totally magical. To volunteer for set-up or anytime during the two-day event, please complete the FOSE Fairy House Tour Volunteer Form by September 1. Volunteers attend a special training session and sponsor celebration on the evening of Thursday, September 22nd at Strawbery Banke.