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Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum, listed on the National Register of Historic Places and dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history to life.

Strawbery Banke is a place to learn about architecture, heritage plants and foodways, traditional crafts and the tools, clothing and collections people used for everyday life in the 1600s, 1700s, 1800s and up through 1954 when the site was saved from urban renewal.

The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families and groups to gather to explore heritage gardens, historic buildings and crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players, traditional crafts  and the changing exhibits that offer hours of fun and discovery. The Museum's restored buildings and open space invite visitors to immerse themselves in the past.

Strawbery Banke is a sustainable place that preserves and enlivens three centuries of war and peace in the same New England waterfront neighborhood. Each year the Museum welcomes 75,000 visitors, members, schoolchildren and volunteers who love New Hampshire history for daily programs, exhibits and signature special events.

 

Come explore four centuries of American history through the people who lived in one of New Hampshire's oldest waterfront neighborhoods.

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CANCELLED DUE TO SNOW: tonight's Winter Night in Pitt Tavern
In deference to those who might have to travel with poor driving conditions, we've decided to cancel tomorrow's event well in advance.

Look forward to seeing you at the next Winter Night at Pitt Tavern on February 7 with Susie Burke & Dave Surette!

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TUES January 27 at 12 noon

"Lunch & Learn" programs start in the TYCO Visitors Center Lecture Hall.

Bring your lunch and learn about last summer's Archaeology Field School led by museum archaeologist Alix Martin.

She will share the discover of the mikveh on the old Pecunies House site. Free -- and beverages provided -- but donations welcome.

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PUDDLE DOCK POND AT STRAWBERY BANKE

Outdoor community ice-skating that warms the heart.

For the schedule and ticket details, click here.

  For more information www.PuddleDockPond.org

For special ice skating offers, click here.

The seasonal ice rink is open 7 days a week through March 15, 2015

 

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New Series of Hearth Cooking Workshops!

Come time-travel through the 18th century Wheelwright House kitchen.

Help prepare, cook and eat a Valentine Dinner on February 14 from 6 to 8 pm

Hands-on experience in an intimate setting of just 8 participants.

$55 for members ($65 for non-members. Click here to purchase tickets online.

 

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Winter Weekend at Strawbery Banke!

February 14, 15 & 16, 2015

Dog sled rides (weather permitting) SUN Feb 15 & MON Feb 16. Tickets here.

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Part of 2nd Annual Portsmouth Fire + Ice Festival

 

Experience winter life in the Portsmouth Puddle Dock neighborhood over 300+ years of history. Visit historic houses, costumed role-players, participate in traditional crafts (weaving, hearth cooking, coopering, basket making) and ice skate on the new Puddle Dock Pond outdoor rink. Horse & carriage rides on Saturday.

 

 
 

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Museum Members are the first to learn about special events and programs all season long!

Join today and you will receive all the 2014 benefits, including free regular admission and special ticket pricing for signature events. Membership supports the Museum's preservation, education, event and program efforts. Click here to learn more about the benefits of individual membership, corporate support and volunteer opportunities.  

 

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Cafe is open Fridays & Saturdays, 12:30 - 7:30 pm; Sundays, 12:30 to 6 pm.

For the menu, click here.

For more about The White Apron, click here.
 

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Visit Pickwick's at the Banke, an extraordinary shopping experience

43 Atkinson Street (corner of Court & Atkinson)
Open daily 11 am to 4 pm
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Join Strawbery Banke Archaeologist Alix Martin and her

"Dig Strawbery Banke" blog, here!

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