Pickwick's at the Banke
43 Atkinson Street, Portsmouth NH (corner of Court and Atkinson)
Open to the general public. No museum ticket is required.
Hours:* Please note: hours are subject to change. Please call 603.427.8671 for most current hours or visit Pickwick's Mercantile on State Street.
Open daily from 10 AM to 6 PM
Pickwick’s at the Banke, the museum store, complements Strawbery Banke with a shopping experience reflecting Portsmouth’s colonial maritime heritage, welcoming shoppers with a uniquely theatrical shopping experience.
Described as a ‘magical space’ featuring local art, artisans, and products; Pickwick’s at the Banke combines some of the feel of the old Dunaway General Store, the neighborhood community of the museum’s recreated Abbott Store, and the touch of theatre by which Pickwick’s Mercantile on State Street distinguished itself.
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
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.