Thurs, Oct 26 – Sun, Oct 29
Volunteer: Ghosts on the Banke, Portsmouth

Earns Volunteer Service Hours
Unmanaged event – you will be volunteering directly with Strawbery Banke
Report your own hours

Ghosts on the Banke
 family-friendly Halloween and trick-or-treat event
Thursday, October 26 – Sunday, October 29, 2023, 5:30-7:30 PM
Held in rain or moonlight.

Event Site:

About the event:
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o’-lanterns lighting the way in Portsmouth’s oldest waterfront neighborhood. Meet wayward pirates and a mysterious fortune-teller, listen to ghostly tales, construct a giant spider web, dance to spooky musical tunes, and play games for prizes.

Additionally, enjoy frighteningly fun shopping at Pickwick’s At the Banke, the Museum store.

Ghosts on the Banke is a family-friendly event designed to be spooky, not scary. 

Volunteering – SIGN UP USING THIS LINK on their system
A variety of opportunities are available for both nights of the event. Costumes encouraged! Volunteers should be 18+. Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Held in rain or moonlight.

Volunteers ages 16+ (with parent/guardian consent) help distribute candy, direct guests, and run game stations. Child-friendly costumes (nothing scary or suggestive) are encouraged. Sign up via POINT – note that each night is a different event, select “See More Dates” under Date & Time to sign up for multiple nights. Please contact Alex Cave, Museum Events Manager, with questions
(603) 828-2979 or

There is NO onsite parking for Ghosts on the Banke. Event attendees are encouraged to park at nearby offsite parking options including:

Strawbery Banke is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all visitors and improving accessibility to the grounds and its offerings for everyone. Click here to learn more.