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:
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021;
10 AM - 5 PM.
Strawbery Banke Museum reopens for the season offering visitors the chance to explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Saturday, September 11, 2021
Main Event 5 - 7:30 PM
Raise a glass in a toast to the return of Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival, and Strawbery Banke Museum's main annual fundraiser.
Every Tuesday through September 14, 2021; 5:30 - 7 PM.
Amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock, this popular concert series is held every Tuesday night. Guests bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the open-air concerts featuring music by local artists.
The Puddle Dock Restaurant, located in the Dunaway Store at Strawbery Banke Museum, offers great "Modern Colonial" food, hospitality, and beautiful views to families of Portsmouth and visitors to the Museum.