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
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Outdoor Ice Skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond at Strawbery Banke Museum
Enjoy classic New England outdoor ice skating at Strawbery Banke Museum's outdoor professionally maintained ice skating rink. Daily public skating. Adaptive ice time. Private rentals.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
Saturday, Feb. 5, 2022, at 2 PM.
Strawbery Banke, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents the 3rd annual Seacoast Skating with the Stars professional skating show. Watch skating routines by local "stars" paired with professional skaters from IDI.
"Winter Wizarding School" Vacation Camp
Feb. 28 - Mar. 4, 2022, 9 AM-3 PM
The magical experience of Wizarding School returns to Strawbery Banke for fun during February break — complete with a sorting ceremony, house challenges, and awarding of a house cup.
2022 Summer Camp Offerings
Participants learn about all aspects of life in the past and how it connects to the world today. Each camp is structured to be hands-on, providing one-of-a-kind interactive experiences, and minds-on, allowing kids to investigate and explore the world around them.
"Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" StoryWalk®
Take a walk and read the story of "Good Morning, Strawbery Banke" written and illustrated by Wickie Rowland.