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Address: 34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
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
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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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Loved touring through this historical house in Salem

What luck! We loved finding one of the historical homes on Chestnut St. open to the public for viewing. The home retains most of the original furniture, decorative items, china... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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West Linn, Oregon
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West Linn, Oregon
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102 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What luck! We loved finding one of the historical homes on Chestnut St. open to the public for viewing. The home retains most of the original furniture, decorative items, china, art, etc. so we can all see how the Phillips family actually lived. It also has the original carriage house with the family automobiles and carriages. A beautiful historic home... More 

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Georgetown, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 (of course many are private property). Old brick sidewalks, floral gardens, beautiful yards everywhere. I... More 

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Poplarville, Mississippi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 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 worth the minimal entry fee.

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Brooklyn, New York
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 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 alive for us. He's a great story teller, has an excellent sense of humor and... More 

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Noblesville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2016

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

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1 Thank Morgan W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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 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 July 17, 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 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 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 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 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 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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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