Archaeologists have conducted some of the most extensive urban archaeology investigations on the East Coast at Strawbery Banke. 

This rich resource plus the museum’s collection of over 1,000,000 decorative arts objects, artifacts, documents and photographs, all with specific Portsmouth connections, make it possible to depict life in this neighborhood over the past 300+ years as accurately as possible.

The Strawbery Banke District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

As a living history museum, Strawbery Banke strives to preserve the history of the place and people who lived in this neighborhood. The museum seeks to preserve wherever possible and apply the formal principles of Adaptation, Preservation, Restoration and Reconstruction when assessing  rehabilitation at the museum.

Collections are based on Portsmouth and this site. To search the Collections online database, please click here.