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, hands-on 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 from May through December.
Come explore four centuries of American history through the people who lived in one of New Hampshire's oldest waterfront neighborhoods.
34th Annual Candlelight Stroll
For December 7-8, 2013 Program, click here
Dec 7-8, 14-15, 21-22. Saturdays 5-9 pm. Sundays 4-8 pm.
To purchase tickets online, click here.
NOTE: Online same-day ticket sales shut down at 3 pm on the day of the event.
Tickets are always available at the door.
Only handicapped parking available on-site. Click here for the map for the FREE Vintage Christmas Trolley route. Connecting city parking lots, hotels, Strawbery Banke and The Music Hall.
Provided by COAST, compliments of the City of Portsmouth
Museum Members are the first to learn about special events and programs all season long!
Join today and you will receive all the 2013 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.