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 email@example.com.
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To contact our Wedding Coordinator, Tammy Messina, please call 1-978-204-6345.
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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
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.
Unfortunately, we have to cancel this event. New date will be announced soon!
Presented by Historian Don Perry
Where: Felton-Smith Historic Site, Smith Barn, 38 Felton Street, Peabody, MA
Local historian and current board member of the Peabody Historical Society Don Perry will present lesser known facts about the response of our local militia, alarm and minuteman companies (Danvers/Peabody) to the urgent call from the Lexington/Concord Companies of an impending attack.
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960