FOUNDED IN 1896
Nathaniel Felton House
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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 email@example.com.
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.
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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
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...
Mary Ophelia Townsend was born on March 29, 1842 in South Danvers (now Peabody), Massachusetts. Mary was the daughter of Daniel Hacker and Rebecca Ophelia (Gould) Townsend. Mary, the eldest of three children, would take on more responsibility with her mother's passing...
Major General Grenville Mellen Dodge was born in the Putnamville section of Danvers on April 12, 1831. His parents were Sylvanus and Julia Phillips Dodge. While he spent some of his childhood in Danvers and Rowley, he spent his formative years in South Danvers (now...
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960