THOMAS BAILEY ALDRICH MEMORIAL GARDEN
This 1908 Colonial Revival garden was created between 1908 and 1913 as a memorial to author Thomas Bailey Aldrich, next to The Aldrich House he grew up in with his grandfather. These stylized gardens were a romanticized interpretation of gardening during the Colonial era.
The Aldrich Garden is the oldest continuously planted garden on the Museum’s grounds. It was completely restored in 2008 with cedar-edged beds, brick pathways, heirloom plants, and an accessible entrance through the summerhouse.
The Garden features the most valuable part of Strawbery Banke Museum's living collection: a century-old circular grove of native hemlocks. The grove was planted at a time when industrialization was taking over the natural landscape.
Downloadable Garden Map (PDF)
Exhibit Panel (PDF)
Hemlock Wooly Adelgid
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
Historic House Season
Explore 300+ years of history. Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, and explore heirloom gardens. Open daily from May 1 through October 31.
Liberty Fare Dining
Liberty Fare Dining's extraordinary dining experience is a whimsical nautical treat for all. Inspired by local maritime history, visitors are invited to step aboard. Enjoy a menu that varies with the season and delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.
Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City Exhibit
Opening June 1, 2023
In celebration of the City of Portsmouth, New Hampshire's 400th anniversary, Strawbery Banke presents "Portsmouth Possessions: Objects that Shaped the City," a new exhibit for the 2023 season. Collections on view include objects featured in the book "A History of Portsmouth NH in 101 Objects," as well as textiles, furniture, portraits, samplers, and objects relating to local industries.
Tuesdays on the Terrace Summer Concert Series
June 20-August 29, 2023, 5:30-7 PM
Enjoy acoustic music amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock with Strawbery Banke's popular annual concert series. Each Tuesday evening, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.