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.
Ample parking is available, and the first floor of the barn is wheelchair accessible. Smith Barn is available for rent from mid-April through November. The Felton-Smith Historic Site is located just 2 miles from Interstate 95 and Routes 1, 128, and 114.
The meticulously restored Smith Barn features charming country ambience and modern amenities. Dine and dance in the spacious main room, which comfortably accommodates groups of up to 240 people.
The newly restored Carriage Room is ideal for smaller, more intimate celebrations such as showers, birthday parties, and bereavement gatherings. The Carriage Room accomodates up to 60 people.
The Peabody Historical Society's Woodland Gardens, located behind the historic Nathaniel Felton Junior House (directly across the street from the Smith Barn), is an idyllic setting for your wedding ceremony. The tranquil beauty of the Woodland Gardens is evident year-round, from the perennial blooms in the spring and summer to the rich hues of the foliage in the fall.
Frequently Asked Questions
For answers to frequently asked questions, please review the Smith Barn Rental Summary.
For more information or a tour of the site, please contact the function manager, Tammy Messina, at 978-204-6345.
From Route 128 North and South
Take exit 25B, Route 114 West/Andover Street toward Middleton. Drive for about 1 mile and take a left onto Mt. Pleasant Drive. Take the first right onto Felton Street. After .3 mile the Smith Barn and parking lot will be on the left.
From Interstate 95 North
Take exit 47A and merge onto Route 114 East/Andover Street toward Peabody. Drive for 1.4 miles and turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Drive. Take the first right onto Felton Street. After .3 mile the Smith Barn and parking lot will be on the left.
From Interstate 95 South
Take exit 50 to merge onto Route 1 South toward Route 62 Danvers/Topsfield. Exit onto Route 114 East /Andover Street toward Peabody. Drive for 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Drive. Take the first right onto Felton Street. After .3 mile the Smith Barn and parking lot will be on the left.
From Route 1 North
Take the Lowell Street exit toward Peabody, and turn right onto Lowell Street. Drive for 1.2 miles, and turn left onto Baldwin Street. After .5 mile turn left onto Felton Street. The Smith Barn and parking lot will be on the left.
From Route 1 South
Take the Route 114 East /Andover Street exit toward Peabody. Drive for 1.7 miles and turn right onto Mt. Pleasant Drive. Take the first right onto Felton Street. After .3 mile the Smith Barn and parking lot will be on the left.
Rental fees support the mission of the Society to preserve and promote the rich history of Peabody. To express our gratitude for your support, renters receive a complimentary one-year membership to the Peabody Historical Society. Membership benefits include free admission to Society properties and programs, discounts on Society merchandise, notices of upcoming events and exhibits, and a subscription the Society's quarterly newsletter.
Felton-Smith Historic Site Merchandise
The Society's Heritage Gift Shoppe offers the Cat's Meow Felton-Smith Historic Site collection as well as notepaper featuring sketches of the Smith Barn, the Nathaniel Felton Junior House and other Society properties. You might consider purchasing these and other items as souvenirs or favors, or to express your gratitude to those who participated in your event. For more information about Society merchandise, call 978-531-0805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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