Salisbury Mansion, located at 40 Highland Street, is Worcester’s only historic house museum. Built in 1772 as a combination house and store, it served as the home of “gentleman-merchant” Stephen Salisbury. The store closed after the Embargo of 1812, and by 1820 all of the space once used for the store had become living quarters. Salisbury Mansion has gone through many changes over the years, from a rooming-house to a gentleman’s club. Salisbury Mansion was originally located at Lincoln Square. Through tireless research and documentation, Salisbury Mansion has been restored to the 1830s to reflect the time when it was home to the widow Elizabeth Tuckerman Salisbury. It is considered one of the best documented historic house museums in New England.
HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS TOURS ARE BACK AT SALISBURY MANSION
Worcester Historical Museum once again invites the public “Home for the Holidays” at Salisbury Mansion. Tours are offered during regular Mansion hours on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1, 2 and 3PM.
Experience the Mansion by candlelight on Fridays and Saturdays from 5-7PM throughout the remainder of December: Friday, December 8, 15, 22, 29 and Saturday December 9, 25, 23, 30.
Located at 40 Highland Street, Salisbury Mansion, Worcester’s only historic house museum opens its doors with each room – parlors, library, drawing rooms, and other spaces – decorated to display the spirit of the season. Each space offers a different interpretation, whether it is the parlor chamber with its glitter wallpaper reflecting the lights of the tree, the sitting room with its warm and colorful atmosphere, or the small library with the Salisbury family tree theme.
Enjoy a self-guided stroll through the period rooms, and encounter docents and volunteers who will share the stories of Worcester and the Salisburys as you feast your eyes on holiday decorations. Immerse yourself in Worcester’s history and heritage.
Admission: $10 per person at the door; FREE for Worcester Historical Museum members. Call (508) 753-8278 Tuesday through Saturday from 10AM-4PM for more information or to book a group tour.
2020-2021 Virtual Home for the Holidays Tour
Home for the Holidays at Salisbury Mansion