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Phillips House

34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
+1 978-744-0440
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Interesting Tour

The tour guide did a great job explaining all the different people who lived in this beautiful... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
tina123_12
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Orlando, Florida
Step back in time...

Motivated to tour this house because it was listed as the #2 thing to do in Salem...After out tour... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
787sully
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Richmond, Virginia
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Phillips House is the only home on historic Chestnut Street open to the public, and it provides a glimpse into the private world of the Phillips family during the early decades of the twentieth century. The kitchen, pantry, and a domestic staff bedroom, present a rarely seen picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced.
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  • Average1%
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34 Chestnut St, Salem, MA 01970-3129
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"chestnut street"
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"new england"
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"beautiful mansion"
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"federal style"
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"great tour"
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"homes"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The tour guide did a great job explaining all the different people who lived in this beautiful house. Great history! It is also on a beautiful street called Chestnut St. which I strolled around looking at all the mansions after the tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Motivated to tour this house because it was listed as the #2 thing to do in Salem...After out tour I'm not sure why its not number 1!! First the house is like stepping back in time! The preservation efforts put into this house are unbelievable!!...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were greeted by a friendly helpful staff member,and shown around by enthusiastic guide who was well informed answered all our many questions and really brought this gentle dignified house alive to us.thank you for completing our day so enjoyably.we would much recommend this lovely...More

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Reviewed 2 November 2017

This is a wonderfully interesting place to visit but alas its current TripAdvisor ranking doesn’t do it justice, despite the high number of excellent reviews. The Colonial-style house is by tour only and it has been left just the way it was. Our guide, Rob,...More

1  Thank Swedishtomcat
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Reviewed 26 October 2017

was recommended by friends. the house & art are stunning, the history of the house & family are so interesting. our tour guide was Bob & he did a wonderful job of explaining everything & mad ethe tour so enjoyable.

Thank auntv416
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This house is very beautiful. The guide was great and very knowledgeable about the house. If you are in Salem, don't miss this.

Thank sueylt
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Reviewed 17 October 2017

We enjoyed this visit. Very interesting grounds and building. Furnishings, decor, etc. all worth the visit. Be sure to check out the china display.

Thank Tim B
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Reviewed 14 September 2017

The Phillips House is a lovely property owned by Historic New England. Situated on a quiet side street not far from the downtown, its neighboring properties are equally handsome from the outside. Our tour guide was extremely well informed and offered interesting information about several...More

Thank Timnl2015
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This house is on Chestnut in Salem. We walked over there because we were told about the beautiful houses on that street. As we were walking we saw an antique car pull in to this house's driveway. We saw that it was open to the...More

1  Thank William G
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Reviewed 15 August 2017

I visited this location during my visit of Salem. We were there to learn about the history of Salem which is definitely rich. The guide was passionate about history and was very knowledgeable, answering all of our questions. The furniture and decoration of this house...More

Thank Nadia G
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Hayley1607
31 October 2017|
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Response from Timnl2015 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, The guided tour takes about an hour - the guides are very well informed and give an interesting presentation. The property is owned by Historic New England. According to their website, today is the last day it's... More
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Hayley1607
30 July 2017|
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Response from shellilamb | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but it is open on weekends only in the off-season. Tours are 11a - 4p. Enjoy!
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