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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Textbook Colonial-style house

This is a wonderfully interesting place to visit but alas its current TripAdvisor ranking doesn’t... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2017
don't miss

was recommended by friends. the house & art are stunning, the history of the house & family are so... read more

Reviewed 27 October 2017
Homosassa, 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 bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.
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  • Very good18%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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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

1  Thank Swedishtomcat
Reviewed 27 October 2017

was recommended by friends. the house & art are stunning, the history of the house & family are so interesting. our tour guide was Bob & he did a wonderful job of explaining everything & mad ethe tour so enjoyable.

Thank auntv416
Reviewed 22 October 2017

This house is very beautiful. The guide was great and very knowledgeable about the house. If you are in Salem, don't miss this.

Thank sueylt
Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed this visit. Very interesting grounds and building. Furnishings, decor, etc. all worth the visit. Be sure to check out the china display.

Thank Tim B
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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 19 August 2017 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 15 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

Thank Nadia G
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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.

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 31 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 25 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
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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!