Brooksby Farm, managed by the City of Peabody, is a 275 acre working farm and conservation area. Visitors can pick apples, strawberries and raspberries at the orchards, visit the petting zoo, browse the farm stand, hike or cross-country ski on the many trails on the property.
Not far from two hectic malls, Brooksby Farms is a 250-acre island of serenity in Peabody. Footpaths and trails wind through ancient houses, huge red barns and 65 acres of orchards. Bring a sled or rent cross-country skis and snowshoes and wander through the rare evergreens of the Woodland Garden.
Brooksby Farm is also the location of the historic Nathaniel Felton Sr. and Nathaniel Felton Jr. homes, the Smith Barn, and the Woodland Gardens, which are operated by the Peabody Historical Society.
Nearby Area Sites
- Brooksby Farm
An 8 1/2-acre working farm with orchards, animals, trails and a farm stand.
- Elizabeth Cassidy Folk Art Museum &
Peabody Art Association Gallery
The Museum features permanent and rotating exhibits of unique works from the Society’s extensive collection of folk art, including architectural embellishments, funerary art, pottery, portraits and needlework. The Museum is also the home of the Peabody Art Association Gallery, which features rotating exhibits of paintings and photographs by Association artists.
- Felton Historic Houses at Brooksby Farm
Built in 1644, the Nathaniel Felton, Sr., House was the first house built on Mount Pleasant (the Brooksby Farm area). The Nathaniel Felton, Jr. House's outdoor garden has become a popular spot to exchange wedding vows, before waltzing across the street to the Smith Barn for that once in a lifetime reception.
- George Peabody House Museum
A restored house and community cultural center features an ENHC Visitor Center with information on Peabody and the surrounding area and exhibits on Peabody's tannery history.
- Peabody Historical Society
Established to preserve the heritage of the city of Peabody.
- Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm
The Peabody Historical Society's Smith Barn at Brooksby Farm provides an ideal setting for any private celebration you may have in mind, from office party to wedding.
Places to Stay in Peabody
- Peabody Marriott
- 8A Centennial Drive, Peabody MA 01960 1-978-977-9700
- Ideally situated on the Boston North Shore, the Boston Marriott Peabody hotel is conveniently located near Gloucester, Rockport, and Salem, Massachusetts