Salisbury Mansion

Salisbury Mansion

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.

Tours are offered during regular mansion hours on
Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 1, 2, and 3pm.

General Tour Admission: $5 per person; $4 Senior Citizen (62+); WHM Members and children 17 and under FREE at the door. For more information or to book a private group tour contact Heather Wilder, Salisbury Mansion Site Manager at (508) 753-8278 x124 or via email at

Join us for this event:

Spill the Tea – Tour of Salisbury Mansion

Thursday, May 9 – 2pm at Salisbury Mansion, 40 Highland Street, Worcester

Join us for a special tour of Salisbury Mansion focusing on all things tea based! Tea became a focal point of the Revolutionary War and was important to social conventions in the nineteenth century, as well.  This tour will discuss how the Salisbury family was involved in the trade, purchase, and sale of tea by exploring various art and artifacts throughout the Mansion. A special focus will be on decorative arts, specifically the tea sets which are displayed throughout the house.

“Spill the Tea” is the perfect opportunity to explore the Mansion and enjoy the experience as part of our expanding theme-based tour offerings.

Registration is required and limited to 12 people. Tickets are $10 per person and FREE for WHM Members.   Register Today» 


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30 Elm Street
Worcester, MA 01609
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Museum Hours

Gallery Hours
Tuesday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM
Every fourth Thursday until 8:30PM

Library Hours
(By appointment only) Wednesday-Saturday

Salisbury Mansion
Thursday-Saturday, 1-4PM

Closed: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Day, President’s Day, Patriot’s Day, Memorial Day, Juneteenth Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day


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