Worcester Historical Museum

Mansion's Story

Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury

In the 1830s, Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury (1768-1851) resided at the mansion with her young orphaned niece, whom she adopted. The household also included a cook, one or two domestics, and a male overseer and coachman. Relatives and church friends were frequent guests for tea. Letters indicate Madame Salisbury took a lively interest in missionary work and local church affairs, attended lectures and concerts, read voraciously, traveled quite a bit, and above all absorbed herself with family matters. While the mansion is restored to its 1830s appearance, visitors become acquainted with its larger history. The varied and interesting stories associated with this property—its occupants, its alterations, its furnishings—contribute to our understanding of life in early New England.

 

 

 

 

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Salisbury Mansion offers changing exhibitions and special programs. Tours are guided and can be tailored to focus on visitors' particular interests.