Strawbery Banke Museum has 8 furnished buildings that are open to the public and staffed with interpreters and roleplayers. In addition, the Museum includes 4 demonstrations; 5 traditional exhibits on topics such as historic preservation, architecture and craftsmanship; and a Discovery Center with hands-on activities. Since these buildings and exhibits cover a variety of topics and time periods, exploring the Museum can be overwhelming for children and adults alike. Here are some suggestions for self-guided themed tours that can help students make connections between the buildings and provide a more focused and cohesive visit.
- Immigration Tour
Visit the following sites on your self-guided tour to learn about immigrants that lived in the Puddle Dock neighborhood through time:
- Early America Tour
Visit these homes on your self-guided tour to explore life from the late-17th-century through the Revolutionary War and the New Republic.
Sherburne House (1695)
- Industrial Revolution Tour
See how the Industrial Revolution changed household technology and home furnishings by touring the following 19th- and early 20th-century homes:
- 20th-Century Changes Tour
Visit the following homes on your self-guided tour to explore life in the first half of the 20th-century from 1908 – 1950:
*Note: As of 2019, Thomas Bailey Aldrich House can only be seen by guided tour. Refer to visitor map for times.