FOUNDED IN 1896
Nathaniel Felton House
Help us preserve Peabody’s history
For more information on weddings or a tour of the site, please contact the function manager, Tammy Messina, at 978-204-6345.
Please be advised that our exhibit “250 Years of Service: Peabody’s Veterans”, the Gideon Foster House and the Salata-Osborn House will be open by appointment for summer 2022. Please call 978-531-0805 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To make an appointment to tour the Nathaniel Felton Jr., or Nathaniel Felton, Sr. house, or to conduct research, please call our offices at 978-531-0805.
The Peabody Historical Society & Museum allows personal and commercial photography on the grounds of the Felton-Smith Historical Site to Peabody residents only. Please call 978-531-0805 to request permission. Photography is restricted to Monday through Wednesday. Access may be denied if special events are taking place.
Special thanks to Massachusetts SHRAB and the Veterans Heritage Grant for funding for this exhibit.
We are proud to share that the Smith Barn was chosen as Bons Best of 2020, Reader’s Choice for Wedding Venue!
Postcards from Peabody's Past
In 1626, upon the arrival of English settlers, Peabody (then Salem) was hilly and forested with many brooks, ponds and rivers. The settlers undertook the arduous task of clearing the land of trees and stones. In the interim, they grew corn, which could grow between...
If you travel down Felton Street today, you will pass the Peabody Historical Society's Felton-Smith Historic Site and end at the City of Peabody's Brooksby Farm. Image if you walked here 386 years ago - how different the land would be then. In 1636, at...
On May 18th, 1855, 167 years today, the town of South Danvers, now Peabody, was incorporated. It feels like we have changed our name more times than the monument has been moved in the Square. Today, let's look back at the many names of Peabody, along with some...
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960