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
2021 Historic House Season
Saturday, June 19 - Sunday, October 17, 2021; 10 AM - 5 PM daily.
Strawbery Banke Museum reopens for the season offering visitors the chance to explore over 300+ years of history, from Indigenous history to the present day, in the Puddle Dock neighborhood. Tour historic houses on original foundations, meet costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations and explore heirloom gardens.
Give a Little, Get a Latte
Through June 30, 2021
Make a recurring $25 monthly gift (minimum) to Strawbery Banke Museum before June 30, 2021, and receive a free latte courtesy of Cup of Joe. Every gift helps keep history alive and accessible to everyone.
Tuesdays on the Terrace
Tuesday, June 22 - Tuesday, September 14, 2021; 5:30 - 7 PM.
Amid the summer splendor of Puddle Dock, this popular concert series is held every Tuesday night. Guests bring lawn chairs or blankets to enjoy the open-air concerts featuring music by local artists.