Parking at Strawbery Banke
Visitors to Strawbery Banke Museum, Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, and Pickwick's at the Banke are welcome to park for free in the Museum parking lot located at 14 Hancock Street, space permitting.
If the lot is full, visitors are encouraged to try nearby offsite parking options including the Hanover Street Parking Garage and Foundry Place Parking Garage. For more information, please visit Park Portsmouth's website.
There are three accessible parking spots, including two for wheelchair vans. Vehicles are welcome to pull up to the Museum entrance for visitor drop-off and for those requiring accessibility accommodations.
Buses, campers, and RVs should make advanced parking arrangements with Strawbery Banke by contacting the Visitor Services Department at 603.433.1100.
Those parked in Strawbery Banke's parking lot visiting other locations besides the Museum and vehicles parked overnight will be towed at the owner's expense. If a vehicle has been towed, contact Superior Towing at 603.436.8787.
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2022 Historic House Season
Open daily through October 31, 2022, 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
September 2-25, 2022
Browse, bid on, and buy unique items and experiences in the Vintage & Vine Online Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a head start on the holidays, you'll find something for everyone, including great escapes, health & fitness packages, food & beverage, and so much more.
Registration Now Open
Explore traditional arts and crafts such as basket weaving and woodworking, learn how to write a historical fiction book, solve mysteries using documents, images, and objects, and so much more in Strawbery Banke's Homeschool Programs. Access all onsite and virtual programs for 2022-2023 with a homeschool program subscription.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
October 28 & 29, 2022, 5:30-8 PM
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes. Public ticket sales begin on Monday, September 26, 2022, at 10 AM.
Saturday, November 5, 2022, 10 AM-5 PM
Dawnland StoryFest is hosted by Strawbery Banke in connection with the Museum's permanent "People of the Dawnland" exhibit. This daylong event, held in the Visitors Center, features storytelling "concerts" or performances by five experienced Indigenous storytellers as well as a keynote address. Free to attend with a suggested donation of $10.