Please join Strawbery Banke for "Exploring Portsmouth's Past" Guided Tours on Memorial Day Weekend. 

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Mother's Day Tours
Sunday, May 9, 2021, 10 AM - 3 PM

One-hour, guided tours departing every 30-minutes. The last guided tour departs at 3 PM. Limited tickets are available for each guided tour. Advanced ticket purchase strongly encouraged

Join Strawbery Banke for a special Mother’s Day tour celebrating Puddle Dock families and their matriarchs. During a 60-minute guided tour, explore three historic houses, meet a costumed roleplayer, and learn the meaning of family throughout history. Discover the welcoming 19th-century household of Mary Rider, a savvy businesswoman, immerse in the Victorian lifestyle of Sarah Goodwin, and explore the home of Sarah Shapiro, an early 20th-century Ukrainian immigrant.

  • Museum members: free*
  • Adults $15
  • Children (ages 5-17) $10
  • Children (under 5) free, ticket required
  • US Military and families; veterans: free**

*Membership - Members receive free tickets based on membership level. Apply the full price of your admission ticket toward a Strawbery Banke Museum membership. Join today. Note: A promo code is needed to waive ticketing fees. For questions about promo codes, review the ticketing FAQ document or email membership[AT]

**US Military and families; veterans - Strawbery Banke is a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the ArtsBlue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. To honor and thank those currently serving in the United States Military, including the National Guard and Reserve, Strawbery Banke provides free museum admission to those with a valid ID and for up to 5 family members. United States veterans also qualify for free museum admission. Note: A promo code is needed to waive ticketing fees. For questions about the Blue Star Museum program, review the ticketing FAQ document or email info[AT]

COVID-19: All museum visitors are asked to review the Museum's COVID-19 precautions before purchasing tickets and visiting the museum. To follow the guidance of the CDC, the NH Department of Health and Human Services, the City Health Officer, and the City of Portsmouth's mask ordinance, all visitors are required to keep a safe distance of at least 6 feet between households at all times and wear a mask covering over the mouth and nose.

To comply with physical-distancing guidelines, a limited number of timed tickets are sold for each time slot. Please arrive at the TYCO Visitors Center, 14 Hancock Street, for your tour no earlier than 10 minutes prior. 

Cancellation Policy: Due to the limited capacity of this event, there can be no cancellations or refunds.