Help us preserve Peabody’s history
In an effort to keep our members, visitors, and staff safe, the PHS has closed our headquarters buildings at 33 and 35 Washington Street to the public. Staff will be operating remotely to respond to normal business, museum, and wedding inquiries.
Learn more about Peabody’s legendary teams and local heroes. This exhibit explores universal themes of community and self-development, as well as taking a look at the many sports items the Historical Society has in our collections. Free to the public.
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 2020, 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.
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Yes, but not in the way you are thinking. From 1921 to 1936, the University of Peabody was a semi-professional football team based in Peabody.
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1659 Common Land Highway
1692 Highway to North Fields
1736 Ye Town Common Road to Stones Plain
1750 Ye Road to Salem Village
1806 Road from Salem to South Meeting House
In 1843, Main Street was officially given its name.
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Let’s dig into this historical Christmas rumor. Head to our Blog for more.
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960