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:
New! Online ticketing is available for the 2022-2023 season.
Enjoy classic New England ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke's seasonal and professionally maintained outdoor rink.
Session 2 registration begins on Dec. 16 at 10 AM ET
The Learn to Skate program at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond is held on the outdoor rink located at Strawbery Banke Museum and is offered by Lisa Langley, professional skating instructor. Children and adult programs available.
Dec. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17 & 18, 2022 - Limited Dates Available!
Call upon the many families who once lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood and learn about seasonal and holiday traditions of times past. As visitors travel from decorated house to historic house, the glow of hundreds of lighted candle lanterns lead the way as wandering costumed roleplayers and performers share seasonal greetings.