Ghosts on the Banke
A family-friendly Halloween and trick-or-treat event
Friday, October 28 & Saturday, October 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Held in rain or moonlight.
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Member ticket sales begin on Wednesday, September 21, 2022, at 10 AM.
Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
About the event:
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way in Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Additionally, enjoy frighteningly fun shopping at Pickwick's At the Banke, the Museum store.
Ghosts on the Banke is a family-friendly event designed to be spooky, not scary.
Strawbery Banke has recently switched ticketing systems. The process to purchase tickets has changed slightly. Click here to read the ticketing FAQ.
- Members* (ages 1+): $4 or free depending on membership level
- Nonmembers (ages 1+): $8
- Children under: free
Tickets are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Advanced ticket purchase is strongly recommended.
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:
Strawbery Banke is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all visitors and improving accessibility to the grounds and its offerings for everyone. Click here to learn more.
Ghosts on the Banke occurs in rain or moonlight. Due to the limited capacity of this event, there can be no refunds. Additionally, Strawbery Banke is unable to accommodate requests for purchased tickets to be transferred to a different date.
Ghosts on the Banke 2022 is presented by:
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Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
October 28 & 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Dawnland StoryFest is hosted by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum's permanent "People of the Dawnland" exhibit. This daylong event, held in the Visitors Center, features storytelling "concerts" or performances by five experienced Indigenous storytellers as well as a keynote address. Free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.