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

Pop Culture Corner with Morgan: Verna Felton

Pop Culture Corner With Assistant Curator, Morgan Stutler Hi everyone, welcome to the first installment of a new postcard topic, Pop Culture Corner. My name is Morgan Stutler, and I am the Assistant Curator at the Peabody Historical Society. I hope I can bring you...

Happy Holidays!

This week on the blog, we take a Christmas stroll through our collection of holidays photos from the North Shore Shopping Center. What's your favorite memory? Please note that unless otherwise...

Peabody and Pearl Harbor

Today is the 82nd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941, the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu. The United States responded to this aggression by declaring war on the Axis Powers, and formally entering...


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