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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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fun, stories of the family and old cars

Take the tour, hear stories of the family, see their old cars and wagons. See the antiques in the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
dsajill
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A Must See

I have been to a number of historic home tours and this is one of the best. All the decor... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
havekidsworldtravel
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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 yesterday

Take the tour, hear stories of the family, see their old cars and wagons. See the antiques in the beautiful house. Travel back in time. My 20 year olds were not bored, good stories. Like the son had several dogs with the same name and...More

Thank dsajill
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to a number of historic home tours and this is one of the best. All the decor, furniture and dishes etc were in use when the Philips family lived there. Out tour guide, Sean, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this beautiful...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been visiting Salem for a few years now and felt that we are running out of things to do! Having done all the "witchy" attractions, we looked for other places that were historically interesting. The Phillips House is a beautiful mansion with an...More

1  Thank Mariah K
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Madison, our tour guide knew everything. She was answered all our questions and we laughed the whole time. She is truly a gem inside of a gem in this place. The price to get in was cheap and you enter in the back, so walk...More

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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, informative and to a long day. Sean was our personal guide and we definitely got our monies worth. He was very knowledgeable and took his time even though I think it was quitting time. We never felt rushed. Beautiful home and well preserved. Thoroughly...More

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Reviewed 28 May 2018

This exceptional tour was so much more than we expected. The setting on Chestnut is impressive and, unlike most of downtown Salem, there is actually street parking available. The tour took almost 1 1/2 hours and could have taken longer. Our guide (Tom Miller) was...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 16 May 2018

The tour guide did a great job explaining all the different people who lived in this beautiful house. Great history! It is also on a beautiful street called Chestnut St. which I strolled around looking at all the mansions after the tour.

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

Motivated to tour this house because it was listed as the #2 thing to do in Salem...After out tour I'm not sure why its not number 1!! First the house is like stepping back in time! The preservation efforts put into this house are unbelievable!!...More

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Reviewed 3 May 2018

We were greeted by a friendly helpful staff member,and shown around by enthusiastic guide who was well informed answered all our many questions and really brought this gentle dignified house alive to us.thank you for completing our day so enjoyably.we would much recommend this lovely...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a wonderfully interesting place to visit but alas its current TripAdvisor ranking doesn’t do it justice, despite the high number of excellent reviews. The Colonial-style house is by tour only and it has been left just the way it was. Our guide, Rob,...More

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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
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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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