C. 1904

Smith Barn

C. 1683

Nathaniel Felton House

C. 1852

Osborn-Salata House

For Our Members

We will be voting on revised By Laws at our Annual Meeting on May 22nd, 2024. See link below for cover letter summarizing the changes as well as an updated copy of the ByLaws.

Updated Bylaws for Members 2024 with Cover Sheet

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected].


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!

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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.

Postcards from Peabody's Past

Peabody’s First Female City Clerk

For this First Lady Friday, we are bringing ourselves up to present-day. Today, we are delving into the accomplishments of Peabody’s first female city clerk, Natalie “Nat” Maga. Natalie was born to Mary (Sullivan) and Harry Karpinski in 1944. Natalie has two sisters,...

The Woman Behind the Peabody Historical Society

Today, we are bringing back our popular series First Lady Friday with Elizabeth Cheever Osborn. She was born on August 8, 1858 in East Boston. In 1891, she married Lyman P. Osborn, president of the Warren National Bank. They lived at 55 Central Street. Elizabeth was...

Home, Sweet Home

When Lavinia P. Osborne died in 1867, she left the South Danvers Ladies' Benevolent Society $2,000 for "the purpose of founding a permanent home for the Old Ladies in Peabody." Eliza Dustin Sutton, a leading member of the Benevolent Society, formed the Charitable...


Peabody Historical Society
33 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960




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Smith Barn

Felton-Smith Historic Site, 38 Felton St., Peabody, MA 01960

General Gideon Foster House

Headquarters/Office Hours
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Osborne-Salata House

33 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Sutton-Peirson House

31 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960

Nathaniel Felton Senior House

47 Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960

Nathaniel Felton Junior House

43 Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960

Peabody Historical Fire Museum

38 Rear Felton Street, Felton-Smith Historic Site, Peabody, MA 01960

The Peabody Historical Society and Museum are proud members of the Peabody Area Chamber of Commerce. 

Website photos courtesy of Solare Wedding Photography and GraVoc Associates