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:
Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Tuesday, June 14, 2022, 9 AM
Join Strawbery Banke and alumni from Haven School, Farragut Elementary School, and the North End school for a Flag Day commemoration. Free to attend and open to the public.
Tuesdays, June 21 - Sept. 13, 2022, 5:30 - 7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening from 5:30 - 7 PM, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Member ticket sales begin on June 6, 2022! Mark your calendars for the 34th annual Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival. The event is championed by the Board of Trustees and takes place when the Museum is at its finest, burnished to perfection by the season.