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:
Begins Oct. 27, 2020, at 10 AM
Strawbery Banke and the NH Theatre Project present a free virtual program in honor of the ratification of the 19th Amendment.
Dec. 11, 12, 13 & 18, 19, 20, 2020
Due to the pandemic, "Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars," focuses on the lights, wreaths, roleplayers, and the magic on the exterior of the museum's historic buildings.
Organizations and individuals are invited to sponsor and decorate a tree for this year's "Candlelight Stroll Under the Stars"