Strawbery Banke is an outdoor history museum located in the South End historic district of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The neighborhood's history traces back to 1630, when Captain Walter Neal chose the area to build a settlement, naming it after the wild berries growing along the Piscataqua River. Strawbery Banke existed as a neighborhood for four centuries from 1630 to the late 1950s. The neighborhood's 40 buildings in the Colonial, Georgian, and Federal style architectures were saved from 1950s urban renewal by the efforts of a large group of historic preservationists. Strawbery Banke opened as a museum in 1965.