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
Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond
New! Online ticketing is available for the 2022-2023 season.
Enjoy classic New England ice skating at Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond, Strawbery Banke's seasonal and professionally maintained outdoor rink.
Seacoast Skating with the Stars
DATE CHANGE: Sunday, February 5, 2023, at 11 AM
Strawbery Banke Museum, in partnership with Ice Dance International, presents Seacoast Skating with the Stars (SSWTS) professional skating show. Directed by Douglas Webster, Ice Dance International (IDI) and Labrie Family Skate at Puddle Dock Pond Artistic Director, local "stars" are paired with IDI pros in a skate-off for audience votes.
"Run Through History" Half-Kilometer Walk/Run
Saturday, Feb. 11, 2023, at 1 PM
A half-k? Not a typo! Join Strawbery Banke for the second annual "Run Through History" half-kilometer. A $20 registration fee/donation benefits the Museum's "History Within Reach" program.
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. The menu varies with the season, so expect hearty breakfast, lunch, and dinner fare year-round. And, of course, delightful ice cream treats and bakery goods.