The Outdoor Architectural and Horticulture Museum of Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, Maine

Strawberry Banke in Portsmouth, Maine is an outdoor museum centered in town and blends Colonial, Federal and Georgian architecture with the present day town surrounding it.

The museum consists of 39 restored buildings, some of which are furnished to reflect the time period of when they were built, where visitors can take a tour through them.

The exhibits show the restoration process and the original materials and tools used in their design.


The grounds are open to the public but the museum closes in the evening. The name Strawberry Banke, derives from the fruit that grew on the banks of the Piscataqua River during the 1600s when the neighborhood was first established.


You are free to walk the grounds of the museum but you can purchase a two day ticket to explore the many exhibitions and shops the museum has to offer.