- Address: 205 Washington Street, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960
- Hours:May 1 - November 15:
Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday, 10 am - 2 pm
- November 16 - April 30: Wednesday and Saturday, 9 am - 1 pm
- Tours may also be scheduled by appointment.
- Seasons:Closed: Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's Eve Day
- Admission: No charge.
- Website: www.peabodyhistorical.org
- Map: Map
- Trails: The Industrial Trail
The George Peabody House Museum celebrates the life and deeds of a well-known international merchant, finacier aand benefactor of numerous philanthropies both in the United States and in England. The Museum is dedicated to preserving his history and his legacy of community interest.
The George Peabody House Musuem is housed in his restored birthplace and serves as a community cultural center maintained by the City of Peabody. Adjacent to the George Peabody House Museum sits the Peabody Leatherworkers Museum. The PLM serves to commemorate the history of Peabody's leather past. Once the capital of tanning, Peabody boasts a uniquely diverse community to this day. With machines on display and interpretive panels, the museum documents the three hundred year history of tanning in the Peabody area. The PLM is open Tuesday through Thursday & Saturday from 11-3. In addition to theme exhibits, the Civic Center has a lovely conference facility designed for meetings, receptions, and special exhibitions.
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