Puddle Dock Packs: The Colonial Life Pack
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Puddle Dock Packs help kids exercise their imaginations, practice fine motor skills, and explore the past through a variety of hands-on projects such as weaving potholders on a handheld loom, making marbles and ring-toss games, and writing with a quill pen.
A subscribers-only webpage offers additional historical activities, book recommendations, and access to videos of museum roleplayers and house tours to enhance learning.
Members $20; Nonmembers $25.
Pick up Puddle Dock Packs at Stoodley's Tavern or add shipping to anywhere in the United States for $9.00 per pack.
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NEW & NOTEWORTHY
"Hit the Decks" Self-Guided Garden Tour
Saturday, May 15, 2021; 10 AM - 3 PM
Free and open to the public. Enjoy Strawbery Banke Museum in bloom with a self-guided garden tour during "Historic Homes Day" of Hit the Decks. Start a self-guided tour outside of the TYCO Visitors Center, be greeted by Museum staff, and collect a Visitor's Guide including information on the Museum's historical gardens and landscapes. COVID-19 protocols followed. No parking on site due to a private event. Click here for nearby parking options.
Exploring Portsmouth's Past Guided Tours
Saturday, May 29 - Monday, May 31, 2021; 10 AM - 3 PM
In this 90-minute guided tour, explore four historic houses, meet a costumed roleplayer, and discover how the Puddle Dock Neighborhood evolved in a response to economic, social, political, and cultural challenges and changes.
2021 Historic House Season
Saturday, June 19 - Sunday, October 17, 2021; 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
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.