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Ropes Mansion Tour

Ropes Mansion TourPeabody Essex Museum Historic Houses, 128 Essex St.30sep11:00 am4:00 pm


(Saturday) 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Peabody Essex Museum Historic Houses

128 Essex St.

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Included with admission
Self-guided tour
Timed tickets required
Location: 318 Essex Street in the McIntire District

Built in 1727 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Ropes Mansion is recognized as one of New England’s most significant historic structures. Fans of the 1993 movie Hocus Pocus will also recognize it as “Allison’s house” – though the inside of the home did not appear in the film. Instead, its decorations and furnishings reflect a renovation by sisters Sarah, Mary and Eliza Ropes in the 1890s. Visitors can explore the mansion at their own pace with PEM Guides on hand to answer questions.

Visits inside the mansion are included with museum admission, which can be purchased in advance online, at the museum Admissions desk at 161 Essex St in downtown Salem or via QR code at the Ropes Mansion. Timed entries are at 15 and 45 minutes past the hour with only a limited number of people allowed in the house at a given time. Visitors are requested to arrive 10 minutes before their entry time. The last entry of the day is at 3:15 pm.

The Ropes Mansion is not accessible to wheelchairs. Visitors with other mobility devices should be aware of stairs, raised thresholds and uneven flooring.

Guests, including members and Salem residents, will be able to reserve their timed Ropes Mansion tickets using the link above. If you have already purchased your museum tickets, please call 978-745-9500 to arrange your Ropes Mansion tickets.

The Ropes Mansion Garden is open to the public every day from dawn to dusk and is free to visit.