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Phillips House

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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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Beautiful Historic Home Tour

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 27, 2015
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

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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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

It is amazing to see a home from this era in such pristine condition! This was my second time visiting this house and it's just breath-taking!

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Thunder Bay
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92 reviews 92 reviews
24 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

Thanks to the visitors centre our interest was piqued to tour the house. Great guide, beautiful architecture and treasures. Well worth the admission fee.

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PhillipsHouse, Manager at Phillips House, responded to this review

Thanks for visiting our gem! We're glad you enjoyed your tour! Sincerely, Julie Arrison Site Manager More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Very interesting an the tour guide was excellent and knew her stuff. We only had 1/2 hour that we could tour because of a another commitment and she was very accommodating for us.

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New York City, New York
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

The tour was about an hour long. Full of the family history with rich history of the house and Salem. The house has been in a family over five generation and left much of the family furnishings in tack. The guide was very knowledgable and easy to listen too. He mention the family's cars are on display in the summer.... More 

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Macon, Missouri
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

The house is in need of repair but if you are a fan of the Hocus Pocus movie this is a must see in Salem. You can still imagine how gorgeous this house had been during its glory days

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PhillipsHouse, Manager at Phillips House, responded to this review

Sorry to disappoint you by not being the house from Hocus Pocus--the Ropes Mansion may have been what you were looking for! If you can let us know where you found that information about the Phillips House, that would be great! (PhillipsHouse@historicnewengland.org). That said, we're glad you enoyed your visit and we hope to welcome you again! Sincerely, Julie Arrison... More 

Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Such a shame you can't take pictures of it inside because you want to take the whole house home with you! So stately and beautiful, you can't stop aweing at every opening room!

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Additional Information about Phillips House

Address: 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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