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Address: 34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
Phone Number: +1 978-744-0440
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour

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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Local History Drove

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

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Morgan W
Noblesville, Indiana
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Noblesville, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 tour guide! Extremely knowledgable about the house and this history. Definitely worth the stop. Part... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 with out tour guide! This home has nothing to do with the witch trials but... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 15 minutes to tour and has been well preserved to the time period. It is... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 historic homes during this vacation, Phillips House is definitely at the top end of the... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 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 old cars and carriages and a sleigh. The staff is particularly proud of the Model... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 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 a perfect tour to end a fabulous girl trip. Thank you!!!!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Very beautifully well-kept historic home in the area. It's also available for tours. But even just seeing the outside of it is really a treat for historic home lovers

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

We spent about an hour at the Phillips House. Our tour guide was especially well informed about the house and its former residents. They made their money mostly in shipping. Their were interesting artifacts from all over the world in the house.

1 Thank ipeguy
Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 454 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016

This lovely home has an interesting history and it's well worth joining the tour. What was a four room Colonial, became a Federal mansion, then Colonial Revival style. It's seen some big changes and today is a charming look into the past. A definite Salem must-do.

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