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Take a Tour of the Most Enchanted Homes in Portsmouth, NH

By on September 19, 2016

fairy-tour-2September is the perfect time for house tours in Portsmouth–fairy houses that is. Discount advance tickets are now on sale for the 12th annual Friends of the South End (FOSE) Fairy House Tour.

This enchanting event takes place on September 24th and 25th with all proceeds of the collaborative community event to benefit Strawbery Banke, Prescott Park Arts Festival, the Governor John Langdon House, Prescott Park and Portsmouth Elementary Schools.

The Portsmouth Fairy House Tour is the world’s largest fairy house tour and features more than 200 handcrafted fairy houses made by local artists, florists, garden clubs club members, businesses, families and local school children.

Fairy House tickets include full admission to all the Strawbery Banke Museum historic houses and to the Governor John Langdon House. Since the Fairy House Tour began, FOSE has reinvested more than $250,000 in these important South End organizations and in the Portsmouth community as a whole.

fair-tour-3Inspired by local author Tracy Kane’s Fairy Houses Series®, and produced by Friends of the South End with the assistance of Canoe Harbor Consulting, the annual Fairy House Tour attracts more than 8,000 families and fairies each year. Kane will be on hand both days of the Tour to greet ticket holders and sign autographs. In addition, visitors can expect to see performances by the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater and the NH Theatre Project.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.portsmouthfairyhousetour.com or at the following Portsmouth retailers: Discover Portsmouth, Flower Kiosk, G. Willikers Toy Shop, Pickwick’s Mercantile, Strawbery Banke Museum Visitor Center, and Treehouse Toys.

The Friends of the South End (FOSE) is a nonprofit corporation in the South End of Portsmouth, NH. FOSE’s mission is to foster a cooperative, neighborly spirit; encourage preservation of the neighborhood’s historic character; promote public safety; monitor and disseminate information about important developments in Portsmouth and the South End; and protect and enhance the quality of life in the South End. Membership is open to others who share the goals of the organization. For more information or to become a member, visit www.friendsofthesouthend.org.

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