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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Love It - Worth A Special Trip

I loved this place. Simply magnificent. The architecture and the furniture. Tour guide was good to... read more

Reviewed 13 September 2016
Georgetown, Massachusetts
Beautiful mansion

Beautiful architecture and period furnishings. Tour was interesting and I saw some things I'd never... read more

Reviewed 24 August 2016
Poplarville, Mississippi
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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
+1 978-744-0440
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Reviewed 13 September 2016

I loved this place. Simply magnificent. The architecture and the furniture. Tour guide was good to. Easy to get to, you can park on Chestnut Street and give yourself time to walk up and down the street, gawking at the old houses, peaking in yards...More

Thank Louetta
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Beautiful architecture and period furnishings. Tour was interesting and I saw some things I'd never seen before - an antique egg carton (rare) and one of the most beautiful ice boxes ever!! The fireplaces were pretty and some unique antiques (wind-up phonograph, recliner, etc). Well...More

2  Thank DYK640
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Perfectly preserved 1830 s house. I would have enjoyed the house if I toured by myself the museum only allows you to go with a guide. Bob our guide made what would have been a nice visit into a terrific one. He brought the place...More

2  Thank Phillips3675
Reviewed 27 July 2016

This is a great lesson in learning about the 1900's. It allows an inside view of local history. Excellent guide.

1  Thank Morgan W
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Totally worth the visit. Not at all related to witches, but there is so much more to Salem than witches! A fantastic look into the amazing houses on Chestnut street - how the wealthy of Salem lived over the last century. Rachel was an amazing...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 18 July 2016

This home is so beautiful! My boyfriend and I love touring old homes and it's not something we expected to do in Salem. It was great! We arrived for the 2:00p tour on a Wednesday and we were the only ones on the tour, along...More

1  Thank Broadwaybeauty_88
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Available with a guided tour. Well worth the short walk here, most especially if you are near the Museum. There are several houses to visit in the area between this one and the Museum. It is interesting to compare and contrast them. It takes maybe...More

1  Thank CatRob_12
Reviewed 2 July 2016

My wife and I really enjoyed our visit to this beautiful home. Our guide was very knowledgeable, thorough and enthusiastic. We spent more than an hour enjoying every facet of this lovely home and exploring its rich and fascinating history. Having visited a number of...More

Thank echoriath
Reviewed 22 June 2016

This is a lovely old house with an interesting history. The house has many items from the owners extensive travels through the orient. The tour guide did a nice job with our group and was well versed in local history. The carriage house has nice...More

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

We just made it in time to take the last trip on Saturday the 11th. Our group consisted of myself, my 18yr old daughter, my mother, my sister in law and my 13 and 9 yr old nieces. This became our favorite tour. This was...More

Thank Nancy C
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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!