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Address: 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0440
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Description: Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the...
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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Well worth a visit if in Salem

If not as grand as a Newport Mansion, the Phillips House still qualifies as one of the surviving "great homes" of New England. Plus, many of the furnishings and items collected... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
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Cave Creek, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

If not as grand as a Newport Mansion, the Phillips House still qualifies as one of the surviving "great homes" of New England. Plus, many of the furnishings and items collected by the family over the years are really quite extraordinary. Tours are conducted on the half hour. Our docent was excellent.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We were pleasantly surprised that we could do a tour of a historical house on Chestnut St, an iconic and historical street in Salem. The house is magnificent and the tour guide was knowledgable about the history of the house and the region. I was very curious what these houses looked like inside, so it was great to stumble on... More 

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atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

A terrific look at life in Salem in the early 1800's. Our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The architecture was lovely, the furnishings fabulous, and the stories entertaining. This beautiful house is located just off one of the busier streets in a quiet neighborhood of historic homes. Be sure to add this to your must-see list.

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Boston
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The Phillips House is part of Historic New England and the guided tour is outstanding. Our docent took the time to explain each room in detail plus added personable information about the Phillips family and the actual construction of the house. One of the great parts of this tour is you get to see and hear what it was like... More 

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This was a wonderful experience that we just happened to stumble upon. The outside of the house looks like it needs some restoration work but everything inside looks as if the Phillips family just stepped out for a couple of minutes. The tour guides are really enthusiastic and knowledgeable and really make the story of the house come to life... More 

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Marrero, Louisiana, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Our tour guide Justin was extremely knowledgeable about the family and the house. He carried such passion for the history of the house. It was neat to see how the staff operated on one part of the home. We walked through the part of the house the family lived and were given a chance to see how the staff maneuvered... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Three ladies were on a ladies vacation in Boston. We took the ferry from Boston to Salem and heard about the Phillips House. We walked to the house and found the enterance (you have to walk around the back). We were the only visitors when we arrived. Eric greeted us and made us feel right at home. Eric was very... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

We truly enjoyed our experience at the Phillips house. Our guide was quite knowledgeable about the family and their position in Salem. It was interesting to see how they lived and their contributions. Well worth it!

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PhillipsHouse, Manager at Phillips House, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback. We're thrilled that you had a great visit with us! Sincerely, Julie Arrison Site Manager More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I was interested to see inside this house, and to hear the history of it. Our guide seemed a little lethargic and not that interested really. We stumbled upon this house on a walk around the streets, I wouldn't go out of my way to see it. Having said that, it was an interesting look into the past.

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PhillipsHouse, Manager at Phillips House, responded to this review

We're sorry that you didn't LOVE your experience at the Phillips House Museum. If you have further feedback you would like to share, please be in touch via email--PhillipsHouse@historicnewengland.org. We strive to have the best historic house tour experiences. We hope your overall trip to Salem was wonderful. Sincerely, Julie Arrison Site Manager More 

Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Beautiful house and so well preserved. The guide was knowledgeable and made the tour fun. Beautiful house to visit

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Additional Information about Phillips House

Address: 34 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA 01970
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0440
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Salem
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 8 - 8

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