Ghosts on the Banke -- a family-friendly Halloween event
Check back soon for more information about the status of the 2021 event.
Come and meet the Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke’s famous Halloween celebration. Long-dead sea captains, 17th-century shopkeepers, and wayward pirates haunt the streets of Portsmouth’s oldest neighborhood as you trick or treat safely from house to historic house. Tickets available at the door. $8 per person (adult or child over 1-year-old; children 1 or under, free). Half-price admission for members.
Ghosts on the Banke features:
- Safely trick-or-treat. Jack-O-Lanterns light the way to step over the threshold of time and meet the "Ghosts on the Banke." Discover pirate treasure, visit with the wacky witch, look into the future with guidance from the gypsy fortune teller.
- Catch a ghostly tale. Community members bring history back to life with spooky plays, skits, and interactive improvisation throughout the evening.
- Light up the night and warm weary bones by the bonfire.
- Pickwick's at the Banke museum store is decorated for Halloween, with all sorts of magic happening!
Click here to view a video of Ghosts on the Banke at Strawbery Banke Museum.
Many thanks to the following Strawbery Banke Museum signature event sponsors:
Bottomline Technologies Piscataqua Savings Bank
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Saturday, June 19 - Sunday, October 17, 2021; 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
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.
Give a Little, Get a Latte
Through June 30, 2021
Make a recurring $25 monthly gift (minimum) to Strawbery Banke Museum before June 30, 2021, and receive a free latte courtesy of Cup of Joe. Every gift helps keep history alive and accessible to everyone.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tuesday, June 22 - Tuesday, 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.