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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Very enlightening and informative

Our guide, Joan, was extremely passionate about the House and the families that lived there. We... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
105joel
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Nice historic house

Very cool to see the non-witch side of Salem. This beautiful mansion is well preserved by historic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Nathanael R
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Park Rapids, Minnesota, United States
via mobile
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Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.
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34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Our guide, Joan, was extremely passionate about the House and the families that lived there. We had a tour of two....just my bride and I. It was great...we asked many questions and Joan was so willing to respond....great artifacts....provides outstanding insights as to how the...More

Thank 105joel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very cool to see the non-witch side of Salem. This beautiful mansion is well preserved by historic New England. The tour guide talked just the right about each room and really focused on what we wanted to know.

Thank Nathanael R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful house with an interesting history. Our tour guide was full of information and could answer any question! We enjoyed it!

Thank dani0224
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I'm a Salem local and this is my favorite house tour. First of all, the home is not only staged for the time period, but you're getting an up and close look at the Phillips' own collections and items like books, toys, and artifacts from...More

Thank shellilamb
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We so enjoyed our tour of this beautiful mansion. Our young tour guide was great-very knowledgeable about the history of the mansion and the family that had lived there as well as the customs and habits of the times. We wore booties over our shoes...More

1  Thank ljcapecod
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A phenomenal and informative tour of the illustrious history Phillips House! The tour guide was very personable and answered all of our questions. We were practically taken back in time as he described some very exciting events that took place in the house. The house...More

2  Thank charles r
Reviewed 25 October 2016

We stumbled upon this very large mansion. We had visited Newport and often come across historical homes in various parts of the state. However, this Federal Style mansion is on this wide boulevard with other Federal style mansions. It is like a scene from a...More

1  Thank tirrellj2016
Reviewed 17 October 2016

This endowed historic home is a gem on Chestnut Street. Admission is free and the guides very informed on the period. A great example of family life for people of privilege and their help.

1  Thank odchere
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Lovely house, great to learn about the history of the place and get a glimpse of the past. The guide and staff were great! Make sure you see the old cars in the garage too!

Thank Natalie V
Reviewed 30 September 2016

Wonderful historical treasure. Definitely worth the visit! The guides are very knowledgeable and there are items in the garage that are worth the extra time.

Thank jrsouth85
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