Ghosts on the Banke
 family-friendly Halloween and trick-or-treat event
Friday, October 27 & Saturday, October 27, 2023, 5:30-8 PM
Held in rain or moonlight.

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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. 

A variety of opportunities are available for both nights of the event. Costumes encouraged! Volunteers should be 18+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. 


  • Members (ages 1+): $4 or free depending on membership level
  • Nonmembers (ages 1+): $8
  • Children under 1: free

Strawbery Banke has recently switched ticketing systems. The process to purchase tickets has changed slightly. Click here to read the ticketing FAQ. 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.

Cancellation Policy: 
If there has been an error with a ticket order, please contact Strawbery Banke within 24 hours of the ticket purchase. The Museum will work with the ticket purchaser within the 24-hour window, as availability allows, to make the adjustments requested. For ticket order errors contact Sarah Regan, Member and Visitor Services Associate, at sregan[at] or 603.241.1644.

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 outside of the 24-hour window. 

Ghosts on the Banke 2022 is presented by:

Bottomline Technologies     Piscataqua Dental Partners     Piscataqua Savings Bank