Birthday Parties at Strawbery Banke
Strawbery Banke Museum is the perfect place to host your child’s birthday party. Our education building at the historic Stoodley’s Tavern provides a large area for children to engage in games and activities, as well as space for guests to enjoy birthday cake and gifts. Each two-hour party package includes an engaging activity led by museum staff, exciting historic games, and a special craft to take home. Time for cake and opening gifts will be provided.

Packages are priced at $275 for museum members, $300 for non-members. Parties are limited to 15 children plus accompanying adults. Age 6 & up.

Colonial Merriment
Celebrate a birthday at Strawbery Banke in Colonial Style. Learn how to bake gingerbread on an 18th-century hearth, play colonial games, and try your hand at your choice of early American crafts. Craft options include:

  • Writing with quill pens
  • Making a copybook
  • Mixing herbal tooth powder


Victorian Celebration
Enjoy a fine and fancy Victorian birthday at Strawbery Banke! Bake cookies on a 19th century cast iron cookstove, play Victorian parlor games, and make one of three historical crafts. Craft options include:

  • Decorating a fan
  • Using pen and ink to create a Victorian nameplate
  • Making a thaumatrope (above)

Personalize a Party
Bring your own birthday cake, beverages, party decorations, and favors to add even more excitement to your child’s birthday. Strawbery Banke allows party hosts up to 30 minutes for set-up prior to the start of the party and use of the room for the duration of the party. Strawbery Banke also offers pre-packed sets of party favors for $10 each.

Select one of the following options:

  • Colonial Favor Bag: Cup and Ball game, Quill Pen, powdered ink, SBM pencil, candy stick, and postcard.
  • Victorian Favor Bag: Thaumatrope game, School slate, chalk, SBM pencil, candy stick, and postcard.

Contact the Education Department to schedule your party date: