ETHNOBOTANICAL HERB GARDEN
The Ethnobotanical Herb Garden at Strawbery Banke is located in the heart of the museum. The garden was designed and funded in 1967 by the late Mrs. Foster Steams of Exeter NH and is sustained by staff with the help of Master Gardeners and voluneers.
Extensively re-organized in 2013, the garden now includes both medicinal herbs used in New England before 1800 and the herbs used by all generations of immigrants to this region, arranged by their countries of origin. Because the garden is a teaching garden, all of the plants are labeled with common and Latin names to assist with accurate identification.
The Herb Garden at Strawbery Banke (PDF Guide)
Downloadable Herb Garden Map (PDF)
NEW & NOTEWORTHY
2021 Historic House Season
Daily through Sunday, October 17, 2021,
10 AM-5 PM.
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.
Vintage & Vine Online Auction
Now through Sunday, October 10, 2021
Browse, Bid, and Buy popular and exclusive items in the 2021 Vintage & Vine Online Silent Auction. Whether shopping for yourself or getting a headstart on the holidays, there is something for everyone.
Ghosts on the Banke - A Family-Friendly Halloween Event
BOTH NIGHTS SOLD OUT!
Trick-or-treat safely outdoors from house to historic house with Jack-o'-lanterns lighting the way of Portsmouth's oldest waterfront neighborhood. COVID-19 precautions followed.
Saturday, November 13, 2021, 10 AM-6 PM
Strawbery Banke Museum hosts the 2021 Dawnland StoryFest, New Hampshire's Annual Indigenous Storytelling Festival. This year's festival is held online via Zoom and is dedicated in memory of Wolf Song, a well-respected and much loved Vermont Abenaki traditional storyteller. Free to attend. Suggested donation of $10. Preregistration required.
Historical Fiction Writing Virtual Homeschool Program
Tuesdays, Nov. 2-30, 2021, 9-10 AM
Learn the art of creative writing through the lens of history. Working with a professional author, students hone their writing skills, use real historical primary and secondary sources, and develop their imaginations.