THE GOODWIN GARDEN
The Goodwin Garden was recreated in this location when the Goodwin Mansion was moved from its original site on Islington Street to Hancock Street in 1963. The lush "carpet garden" is based on an 1862 landscape plan of the original site and Sarah Parker Goodwin's detailed 1870 diary. Mrs. Goodwin was (and "is") an avid and accomplished gardener.
This garden features bedding annuals and plants from around the world such as weigelia, a shrub first planted in New Hampshire by Sarah Goodwin. In 2004, The Victorian Society in America presented Strawbery Banke Museum with The Preservation Award for the restoration work done in the Goodwin garden and hothouse.
Victorian Hothouse Exhibit
Downloadable Garden Map (PDF)
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2022 Historic House Season
Open daily 10 AM - 5 PM
Tour historic houses on original sites, meet engaging costumed roleplayers, watch traditional crafts demonstrations, explore historical gardens, and experience engaging exhibits like "Water Has a Memory."
Tuesdays on the Terrace Outdoor Concert Series
Tuesdays, June 21 - Sept. 13, 2022, 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 from 5:30 - 7 PM, a variety of local musicians perform on the open-air stage.
Vintage & Vine
Saturday, September 10, 2022
Tickets on sale now!
Mark your calendars for the 34th annual Vintage & Vine, the fine wine and food festival. The event is championed by the Board of Trustees and takes place when the Museum is at its finest, burnished to perfection by the season.
U.S. Naturalization Ceremony
Monday, July 4, 2022
Strawbery Banke Museum celebrates Independence Day by hosting and welcoming new citizens in a Naturalization Ceremony on July 4. The ceremony is held on the Museum groudns and begins at 10 AM. Free and open to the public.