Help us preserve Peabody’s history
In an effort to keep our members, visitors, and staff safe, the PHS has closed our headquarters buildings at 33 and 35 Washington Street to the public. Staff will be operating remotely to respond to normal business, museum, and wedding inquiries.
To contact our museum staff, please leave a voicemail at 1-978-977-0514 or email our Assistant Curator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To contact our office, please leave a voicemail at 1-978-531-0805, or email email@example.com.
To contact our Wedding Coordinator, Tammy Messina, please call 1-978-204-6345.
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.
Programs and Events
The community project’s goal is to collect, share and preserve the experiences of daily life in Peabody during the COVID-19 pandemic.
We will vote on this version at the Annual Membership Dinner.
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?
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960