Strawbery Banke Museum is a vibrant nearly 10-acre campus dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life through dozens of historic buildings on their original sites, heirloom gardens, hands-on traditional crafts, and engaging costumed roleplayers sharing the experiences of those who lived and worked in the waterfront neighborhood of Puddle Dock.
For a PDF of the Visitors Guide map of the campus, please click here.
A visit of 1.5 - 2 hours is recommended in order to visit the historic buildings, enjoy the interactive exhibits, and explore the beautiful gardens. Your ticket is valid for two consecutive days.
The use of alcohol, tobacco, and firearms is permitted at the sole discretion of the museum president.
Adults may be photographed/filmed while they are visiting by Strawbery Banke Museum and those images may be used in promotional and educational materials.
Service dogs, as defined by the ADA, are welcome.
Liberty Fare Dining, Strawbery Banke's new cafe partner, has generously stepped forward with a matching challenge and is matching every gift made to the Strawbery Banke Fund, dollar-for-dollar, up to $25,000, during the month of March.
Liberty Fare Dining's extraordinary dining experience is a whimsical nautical treat for all. Inspired by local maritime history, visitors are invited to step aboard. Enjoy a menu that varies with the season and delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.
April 22-30, 2023
Learn about domestic livestock typical on the coast of northern New England farms from the 17th century to the present day at this family-friendly and educational event.
April 23-30, 2023
9-10 AM & 4-5 PM
Presented for an hour before and after the event is open to the public, the Children's Program is led by a heritage breeder and educator and is designed to give children ages 4-8 the opportunity to meet the baby lambs, kids, chicks, and other animals up close.
May 7-9, 2023
Hosted by Strawbery Banke, the City of Portsmouth, the UNH Geospatial Lab, and Portsmouth NH 400th Inc., the Keeping History Above Water conference takes place May 7-9, 2023, at the AC Hotel in downtown Portsmouth. Registration is now open.