Located in beautiful, historic Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the ever-popular Strawbery Banke Museum. This is an outdoor living history museum depicting various aspects of community life in the area from 1653-1958. The museum includes a visitor’s center, various art collections, historic gardens, 37 historic structures, costumed role-players, craft demonstrations, and interactive site demonstrations. The authentic interpretations include those of the lives of ordinary people such merchants, seamen, and typical families, in addition to well-known figures such as George Washington, Daniel Webster, John Paul Jones, and Paul Revere.
It is recommended that visitors allow a minimum of two hours to visit all the grounds and historic buildings and to partake in the interactive exhibits. If you’re short on time, no worries - your admission ticket is good for TWO consecutive days!
Free parking is available and the historic houses are open May-October; however, there are special tours in November and other events and workshops available throughout the year, including holiday festivities. Additionally, there is a seasonal outdoor ice rink on the property; all of this, giving visitors to Strawbery Banke a special year-round historic experience.
Strawbery Banke Museum was voted “Best Historic Village” by Yankee Magazine Editors’ Choice: Best of New England Classics.
Make Strawbery Banke a must-do on your next visit to Portsmouth, New Hampshire!