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Centennial Open House At Historic New England’s Phillips And Gedney House
Historic New England is opening all properties for the first time on the same day on June 5, 2010.
The Phillips House, located on 34 Chestnut Street, was built in 1821 and its filled with five generations of family artifacts including art, antiques, furnishings, carriages, and cars. Tours last 45 minutes and are available on the half-hour.
The Gedney House, located at 21 High Street, was built in 1665 and demonstrates how first period houses were constructed. Tours last approximately 50 minutes and are available on the hour.
This is the first time in Historic New England’s 100 year history that all properties have been open to the public at one time. Other local locations participating in the open house include Beauport in Gloucester, the Boardman House in Saugus, the Coffin House in Newbury, Cogswell’s Grant in Essex, the Dole-Little House in Newbury, the Rocky Hill Meeting House in Amesbury, the Spencer-Peirce-
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Historic New England owns and operates two historic house museums in Salem, MA. The Phillips House is located on 34 Chestnut Street and was built in 1821. The Gedney House is located on 21 High Street and was built in 1665.