Join us in preserving Peabody’s history
Learn more about Peabody’s legendary teams and local heroes. This exhibit explores universal themes of community and self-development, as well as taking a look at the many sports items the Historical Society has in our collections. Free to the public.
The historic Smith Barn is situated on a picturesque hilltop surrounded by two hundred and fifty acres of orchards and conservation land. Located at the Felton-Smith Historic Site adjacent to Peabody’s Brooksby Farm, the Smith Barn is the perfect setting for your special day. Rich in beauty and significance, the site represents over three centuries of the region’s history and is home to several historic landmarks.
We are proud to share that the Smith Barn was chosen as Bons Best of 2018, Reader’s Choice for Wedding Venue!
Founded in 1896, the Peabody Historical Society & Museum is a center for the preservation, study and enjoyment of Peabody’s cultural heritage. The Society’s collections are of local and national significance and document over 300 years of the region’s history. The Society maintains eight historic properties, an extensive library and archives, and a large collection of china, textiles, furniture and fine and decorative arts.
On June 14, 1919, the citizens of Peabody formally welcomed home their servicemen from World War I and to honor the fallen. Exactly 100 years later – let’s learn a little more about Peabody’s role in the war.
Why did the United States enter World War I?
How did Peabody contribute to the war effort?
How did Peabody commemorate the end of World War I?
We are excited to announce that the Peabody Historical Society & Museum will be featured in a documentary, premiering on the Smithsonian Channel on Monday evening. In conjunction with a team of historians, Curator Kelly Daniell worked to uncover answers to questions that endure about the physical locations associated with the Salem witch hunt.read more
If you had the pleasure of attending the Ball at the Mall, which capped off a year of Centennial celebrations in the city of Peabody, you may have noticed that the store windows looked a bit different!read more
Programs & Events
When: April 20th, 2020 (Monday), 11:30 am
Where: Lexington Monument, Corner of Washington and Sewall Streets, Peabody, MA
Ceremonial wreath laying and reenactment with Danvers Alarm List Company
When: March 15th, 2020 (Sunday), 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Where: Granite Coast Brewing Co., 77 Main Street, Peabody, MA
The Peabody Historical Society and Museum is hosting an American History trivia night. Grab your friends for a friendly competition, testing your knowledge of national and local history!
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960