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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.
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
Mark your calendars! The Mass Memories Road Show is coming to Peabody on Saturday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Peabody Senior Center, 79 Central Street. The Mass Memories Road Show is a state-wide digital history project with the goal to document the...read more
Programs & Events
Our Annual Tea with Mrs. Felton at the Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House is SOLD OUT!
If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please contact Peg Lazzaro at 978 532 1813.
A classic afternoon tea with the Peabody Historical Society & Museum
When: June 12, 2019 (Wednesday), 1 to 3 pm
Where: Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House
Doors open at 12:45
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960