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 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.
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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
Our Route 1 blog was so well-received, so we are taking another trip, but this time down Main Street. This is by no means an exhaustive list of Main Street businesses, and we would love to hear your suggestions. What did we miss? Is there a particular business we...
In this first month of 2022, we are taking a trip down another important "1" in Peabody's history, Route 1. Newburyport Turnpike, or Route 1, was created in 1804 as the Boston & Newburyport Turnpike. Initially a toll road, it became a state highway in 1890. This...
The Proctor family opened a tavern at their homestead on Lowell Street in 1666 "to sell Beere, sider & liquors for ye accommodation of Travellours." In 1796, Johnson Proctor purchased the inn and tavern, at 348 Lowell Street, from his mother. The print to the left...
General Gideon Foster House
35 Washington Street, Peabody, MA 01960