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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Early 20th Century Family

If you would like to tour the home of a well off early 20th century family of philanthropists... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Christine D
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Brockton, Massachusetts
Small, personalized tour

Wonderful tour where you can get up close and personal with the artifacts. The guide was great, and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
j h
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Chicago, Illinois
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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

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
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the tour, hear stories of the family, see their old cars and wagons. See the antiques in the beautiful house. Travel back in time. My 20 year olds were not bored, good stories. Like the son had several dogs with the same name and...More

Thank dsajill
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Reviewed June 26, 2018 via mobile

I have been to a number of historic home tours and this is one of the best. All the decor, furniture and dishes etc were in use when the Philips family lived there. Out tour guide, Sean, was extremely knowledgeable and enthusiastic about this beautiful...More

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Reviewed June 26, 2018

We have been visiting Salem for a few years now and felt that we are running out of things to do! Having done all the "witchy" attractions, we looked for other places that were historically interesting. The Phillips House is a beautiful mansion with an...More

1  Thank Mariah K
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Reviewed June 17, 2018

Madison, our tour guide knew everything. She was answered all our questions and we laughed the whole time. She is truly a gem inside of a gem in this place. The price to get in was cheap and you enter in the back, so walk...More

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Reviewed June 7, 2018 via mobile

Wonderful, informative and to a long day. Sean was our personal guide and we definitely got our monies worth. He was very knowledgeable and took his time even though I think it was quitting time. We never felt rushed. Beautiful home and well preserved. Thoroughly...More

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Reviewed May 27, 2018

This exceptional tour was so much more than we expected. The setting on Chestnut is impressive and, unlike most of downtown Salem, there is actually street parking available. The tour took almost 1 1/2 hours and could have taken longer. Our guide (Tom Miller) was...More

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed May 15, 2018

The tour guide did a great job explaining all the different people who lived in this beautiful house. Great history! It is also on a beautiful street called Chestnut St. which I strolled around looking at all the mansions after the tour.

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Hayley1607
October 31, 2017|
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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
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Hayley1607
July 29, 2017|
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Response from shellilamb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is open on weekends only in the off-season. Tours are 11a - 4p. Enjoy!
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