Description

Stroll the winter lanes of Strawbery Banke, lighted along the way with candle lanterns and made joyful by passing carolers, costumed role-players and a horse-drawn carriage. Each historic house interprets the holidays -- or simply winter nights -- as appropriate to its era, from the simplest shop wares in 1795 to the elaborate Victorian decorations of the Goodwin House. From Hanukkah in the 1919 Shapiro House to rationing coupons in the 1943 Abbott-Marden home and corner store. All decorations are handmade with natural materials collected from the museum gardens. An anchor of Vintage Christmas in Portsmouth.

Venue Details
Strawbery Banke Museum
14 Hancock Street, Portsmouth, New Hampshire, 03801, United States
Strawbery Banke Museum, in the heart of historic downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is an authentic 10-acre outdoor history museum dedicated to bringing 300+ years of American history in the same waterfront neighborhood to life. The Museum is a place for children, adults, multigenerational families, and groups to gather to explore eight heritage gardens, 32 historic buildings, and traditional crafts, preservation programs, hands-on activities, the stories told by costumed role-players 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, using objects from the museum's collection of 30,000 artifacts, and the histories of the families who lived and worked in the Puddle Dock neighborhood to engage, educate, and entertain.