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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 Yelp users have chosen the Smith Barn as one of the ten best wedding Venues in Massachusetts!* and the 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.
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
We at the Peabody Historical Society are excited for the progress being made on the Proctor’s Ledge Memorial. Peabody, in fact, was home to some of the most well-known victims of the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 (being known as Salem Village then). John and...read more
George Peabody was a banker and philanthropist. He was arguably the first man of wealth to donate much of his fortune to benefit others. He was born in South Danvers on February , 1795, in a house on Washington Street. In 1868 the town of South Danvers was renamed...read more
Our “Travel the World” exhibit is open at the Gideon Foster House, 35 Washington Street.
Come see vintage clothing, suitcases and other travel memorabilia from the Society’s yesteryear collection, curated by our Costumes expert, Bonita DeLorenzo. The exhibit can also be seen on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday from 10 am to 1 pm. Best to call first at 978-531-0805 or 978-977-0514.
From 1776 to Desert Storm, men and women from Peabody have been active in serving their country. Documents of all kinds are on display to give a snapshot into the world of service people.
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960