Philips House

The Phillips House holds a unique collection from five generations of the Phillips family. From Fiji clubs to Chinese export porcelain, beautiful objects from around the world transform a New England home into a global experience. Today, the visitor can tour the house and carriage house to find out what life was like in the early 1900’s. The kitchen and pantries tell of the bustling activities of the day, while the grand public areas of the house display a graceful past. The federal-stye carriage house contains the cars and carriages used by the PHillips family, including two Pierce Arrow automobiles and a Model A Ford. The 1821 Phillips House is the only home open to the public on historic Chestnut Street, “the most beautiful street in America”. Visitors view five generations of the Phillips family’s antiques and art, plus the kitchen and pantry offer a picture of how the great houses functioned as new technologies were being introduced. The collections on display include a Hawaiian and Polynesian objects, as well as fine examples of early American furniture, Persian carpets, and export porcelain. In the carriage house, visitors can view the family’s collection of carriages and automobiles that spans nearly a hundred years.


34 Chestnut Street Salem, MA 1970

Driving Directions

From Rt. 128, take exit 25A to Rt. 114 East. Follow signs into Salem. Turn right onto Essex Street, then an immediate left onto Chestnut Street. Free on street parking available.

Notes & Advisories


  • Historic Resources
  • Museums


  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Restrooms Available