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Wedding receptions often take place under a tent on the landscaped grounds of the museum.

Strawbery Banke Museum

Family Friendly Function Space Groups Welcome Handicapped Accessible

14 Hancock St., Portsmouth, NH 03801

Telephone: (603) 433-1100

For more than 300 years people lived and worked in the neighborhood known as Puddle Dock, today Strawbery Banke Museum. On this ten-acre site, one hour north of Boston, the houses, shops, taverns and gardens continue to tell the stories of the generations who called this neighborhood home for almost four centuries of New England history. Through restored furnished houses, exhibits, period gardens, historic landscapes and costumed role players Strawbery Banke presents the story of the people who settled in Portsmouth, New Hampshire from the late 17th century to the mid-20th century. The Museum Shop supports Strawbery Banke’s educational activities by offering reproductions, books and other items related to the Museum’s narrative of the neighborhood’s evolution from 1690 to the 1950s. Check website for hours.

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Meetings

Strawbery Banke Museum is a 10-acre outdoor living history museum in downtown Portsmouth. Meeting facilities include the Muriel Gurdon Seabury Howells Lecture Hall in the Museum Visitor Center (capacity of 75, theater style), the historic Pitt Tavern (visited by President George Washington in 1789), Walsh House for executive retreats and other small gatherings and tent locations on the grounds and in the Goodwin Mansion garden. All three meeting venues have limited kitchen facilities for food & beverage service at meetings. Customized group tours of the Museum's 37 historic buildings, visits with role-players and hands-on activities. Full details on preferred suppliers, fees, permits, restrictions (no smoking or open flame in any of the houses), catering, electricity, etc. available from Museum contact Greg Brackett [email protected]

Weddings

Strawbery Banke Museum is a 10-acre outdoor living history museum in downtown Portsmouth. Weddings and receptions are generally held outdoors under tents on the grounds and in the Goodwin Mansion garden, during the Museum's regular season May 1- October 31. Customized group tours of the Museum's 37 historic buildings, visits with role-players and hands-on activities. Full details on preferred suppliers, fees, permits, restrictions (no smoking or open flame in any of the houses), catering, electricity, etc. available from Museum contact Greg Brackett [email protected]

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