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I Plan to Return!

Visited here today as a volunteer, but will definitely return to get the full tour. Chestnut St. is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Marjorie P
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Great Historic House

This house has been meticulously maintained and, unlike many other historic houses, has all of the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Donald G
Westford, Massachusetts
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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...more
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34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Reviewed 29 May 2012

If you want to take a stroll off the path of all the cheesy witch stuff in the city's center, Chestnut Street is a nice scenic walk just off to the side of the boundaries of a typical Salem tourist's map. When you're walking through...More

4  Thank JBobo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here today as a volunteer, but will definitely return to get the full tour. Chestnut St. is lined with many stately, historic homes, the Phillips House being one of them. Lovely architecture inside and out, knowledgeable staff, exquisitely furnished and decorated with generations of...More

Thank Marjorie P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house has been meticulously maintained and, unlike many other historic houses, has all of the original furniture and furnishings. A fascinating place to visit. Much better than all of the tacky tourist traps in Salem. And just walking down Chestnut Street is a pleasure,...More

2  Thank Donald G
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

I definitely recommend taking a stroll down this beautiful street lined with gorgeous historical homes and peek into the Phillips House. The tour was private luckily for us, and done with so much information on life back in the 1800’s. It’s been beautifully preserved and...More

Thank Jasmine R
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

I absolutely loved taking a tour of this beautiful home. My tour guide was Elinore and she is extremely friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about what she does. You can tell how much respect she has for preserving the Phillip’s home. We learned about the architecture...More

2  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 11 September 2018

My partner and I visited this wonderful old house while vacationing on Massachusetts's North Shore in August. No one famous ever lived lived there- just a well-to-do family during the first half of the 20th century. Our two guides- one for the garage and cars...More

3  Thank tbdsny
Reviewed 3 September 2018

Salem, and this place is a gem.Tour around on foot. take your time. Go to the Peabody. There are even 17th C buildings. After all, Salem was established 1623, along with other villages, shortly after the arrival of the Pilgrims in 1620.

Thank Alan S
Reviewed 30 August 2018

We came across this Mansion while visiting Salem. For a small fee we were taken on a tour of the house and learned about the history of the house and the family that lived there. Tour guide was very informative and nice. Highly recommend!

1  Thank 943kennethe
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We were delightfully surprised at our tour of this wonderful Historical Home. Beautifully decorated rooms on the first floor. Loved the huge iron stove in the kitchen. Beautiful dining room with interesting glassware and dishes. Great bedrooms upstairs, with an insight to a youngster, “Little...More

Thank JanetandRon2014
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile

Great tour. Perfect activity for a rainy day. Everything in the house is as it was in the time period. The guide gives great information about the family, the city, and daily life. The cars in the barn are amazing. It’s fun to hear they...More

Thank Linda M
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This was a very interesting tour of a house from roughly 100 years ago. Sean the guide was helpful and gave a good tour.

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28 September 2018|
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Response from Christine D | Reviewed this property |
Adults $8.25 Youths $4.25 Historic New England members free. Google website for more info
Jane B
31 August 2018|
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Response from JanetandRon2014 | Reviewed this property |
We went to Turners. It was very good. No view though. A year ago we went to FINZ. That was real nice too with a nice view.
31 October 2017|
Response from Timnl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The guided tour takes about an hour - the guides are very well informed and give an interesting presentation. The property is owned by Historic New England. According to their website, today is the last day it's... More