EXPERIENCE NEW ENGLAND LIFE IN THE HISTORIC PUDDLE DOCK NEIGHBORHOOD
2021 Historic House Season: Saturday, June 19-Sunday, October 17, 2021. 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Tickets purchased online can be redeemed at any time throughout the 2021 season. Tickets are valid for two consecutive days and tickets are available for purchase in-person at the TYCO Visitors Center Welcome Desk at 14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth NH.
Strawbery Banke Museum requires that all visitors and Museum staff abide by the Museum's COVID-19 precautions. Thank you for your understanding and for helping to keep other visitors and Museum staff safe.
Tickets are valid for TWO consecutive days. General admission tickets are available online as well as at the door in the TYCO Visitors Center.
- Adult: $19.50
- Child (age 5 - 17): $9.00
- Child (under 5): free
- Family (2 Adult & Children ages 5-17) $48.00
- Museum Members: free*
- US Military and families; veterans: free**
*Membership - Members enjoy unlimited free admission to Strawbery Banke Museum. Apply the full price of your admission ticket toward a Strawbery Banke Museum membership. Join today.
**US Military and families; veterans - Strawbery Banke is a Blue Star Museum, a collaboration among the National Endowment for the Arts, Blue Star Families, the Department of Defense, and more than 2,000 museums across America. To honor and thank those currently serving in the United States Military, including the National Guard and Reserve, Strawbery Banke provides free museum admission to those with a valid ID and for up to 5 family members. United States veterans also qualify for free museum admission.
Strawbery Banke Museum is a 10-acre campus dedicated to bringing 300+ years of history to life, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on their original foundations, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore historical gardens and landscapes.
EXPLORE HISTORIC HOMES AND BUILDINGS:
Tour an elegant mansion, working-class homes, a colonial tavern that welcomed Patriots and Loyalists, a cooper's shop, and a 1940s corner store.
HEIRLOOM GARDENS AND HISTORICAL LANDSCAPES
Spread across nearly 10-acres, a dozen gardens showcase period designs, rare flowers, and heirloom vegetables that bring to life four centuries of garden history and local foodways. Gardens range from colonial kitchen gardens to a high Victorian landscape, hothouse and children's garden, and a WWII Victory Garden. Visitors can also explore elements of the Indigenous presence in this landscape.
Exhibits center around the restoration and preservation of the historic buildings and items from the collections that showcase the museum's ability to preserve the past and interpret the history of Portsmouth and the unfolding story of the United States.
FACES OF HISTORY
Meet knowledgeable guides and costumed roleplayers as they recount stories of families who lived in the historic Puddle Dock neighborhood over the centuries.
WATCH HISTORY AT WORK
Experience artisans and tradespeople demonstrate the arts of coopering and basket-making and invite visitors to share in the experience.
Kids of all ages immerse themselves in how things are made, played, and sampled through historic games and toys throughout the site.