Living here in Portsmouth New Hampshire, we are surrounded
by history. We have homes and buildings here that date back to the 1600s, and
many of them are still being lived in. No doubt, changes have been made
numerous times inside!
We also happen to have an outdoor history museum here that features 375
years of lfe here in Portsmouth. Strawbery Banke Museum traces the history of this area of
Portsmouth NH, and is said to be the oldest continuously occupied areas of the
country. This beautiful outdoor museum covers 10 acres right in the heart of
the city, and is across the street from the banks of the Piscataqua River.
Here are some pictures of the historic homes that have been
restored, or are in the process of being restored. Those that have been
restored are open to the public. Gardens are tucked here and there, and those
replicate the gardens of the past for these homes – cooking gardens, herb
gardens, Victorian flower gardens, and more.
Enjoy these pictures!