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Phillips House

Open today: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
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Great Tour, Great Staff

I absolutely loved taking a tour of this beautiful home. My tour guide was Elinore and she is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth A
via mobile
Knowledgable and charming staff brings a lovely old house to life!

My partner and I visited this wonderful old house while vacationing on Massachusetts's North Shore... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Ormond Beach, Florida
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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 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

1  Thank tbdsny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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!

Thank 943kennethe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 13 August 2018

If you would like to tour the home of a well off early 20th century family of philanthropists, travellers, and financiers, be sure to stop at Phillips House on one of Salem's loveliest streets...Chestnut St.The tour is excellent. It really gives you a feel for...More

Thank Christine D
Reviewed 31 July 2018

Wonderful tour where you can get up close and personal with the artifacts. The guide was great, and all folks in this area are nice!

Thank j h
Reviewed 22 July 2018

It's a nice house, but not exactly what I expected. The tour guide was nice and knew about the home, but came across as if reading off a card and not very interesting.

Thank BrownEyes380
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Jane B
30 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
30 July 2017|
Response from shellilamb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is open on weekends only in the off-season. Tours are 11a - 4p. Enjoy!