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:
Enjoy classic New England outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke Museum's outdoor professionally maintained ice skating rink. Daily public skating. Adaptive ice time. Private rentals.
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 2 PM.
Strawbery Banke, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents the 3rd annual Seacoast Skating with the Stars professional skating show. Watch skating routines by local "stars" paired with professional skaters from IDI.
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022, 9 AM-3 PM
The magical experience of Wizarding School returns to Strawbery Banke for fun during February break — complete with a sorting ceremony, house challenges, and awarding of a house cup.
Participants learn about all aspects of life in the past and how it connects to the world today. Each camp is structured to be hands-on, providing one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and minds-on, allowing kids to investigate and explore the world around them.
Take a walk and read the story of "Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" written and illustrated by Wickie Rowland.