Strawbery Banke is unique among outdoor history museums in presenting a complete neighborhood’s evolution over 300+ years, with most of the historic houses on their original foundations.
These structures link visitors to the people who lived on the Portsmouth waterfront from 1695 to 1954. Costumed roleplayers and traditional craftspeople recreate the lives, concerns, and challenges of families in the community, basing their interpretations on diaries, letters, historical records, archaeology, and collected artifacts.
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Strawbery Banke's programs and services are made possible in part by grants from:
The re-imagined visitor experience for the 2020 Historic House season.
Take a virtual tour, explore the Virtual Classroom, and learn more about Strawbery Banke's collection.
A cultural, community, and economic initiative to restore and lease underutilized properties at Strawbery Banke Museum.