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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Fascinating look at an Earlier Salem Era

The Phillips House is a lovely property owned by Historic New England. Situated on a quiet side... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Timnl2015
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Boston, Massachusetts
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This house is on Chestnut in Salem. We walked over there because we were told about the beautiful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
William G
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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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Hours Today: 11:00 - 16:00
Suggested Duration: < 1 hour
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34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Phillips House is a lovely property owned by Historic New England. Situated on a quiet side street not far from the downtown, its neighboring properties are equally handsome from the outside. Our tour guide was extremely well informed and offered interesting information about several...More

Thank Timnl2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This house is on Chestnut in Salem. We walked over there because we were told about the beautiful houses on that street. As we were walking we saw an antique car pull in to this house's driveway. We saw that it was open to the...More

Thank William G
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I visited this location during my visit of Salem. We were there to learn about the history of Salem which is definitely rich. The guide was passionate about history and was very knowledgeable, answering all of our questions. The furniture and decoration of this house...More

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Reviewed 8 August 2017 via mobile

The tour gives the history of Salem through the lives of one prominent family. The guide obviously loves the history of the town and family; it was a great learning experience for teenagers.

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Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

We had the best tour guide Keith. He answered every question we had and took the time to show us everything. This is one of the most complete houses I've toured. I highly recommend this tour.

1  Thank independentrider1
Reviewed 24 July 2017

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

1  Thank 105joel
Reviewed 14 July 2017 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 14 July 2017 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 13 July 2017

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 13 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
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Hayley1607
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Response from shellilamb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is open on weekends only in the off-season. Tours are 11a - 4p. Enjoy!
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