Ropes Mansion

4.628 Votes
  • Address: 318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA, United States
  • Phone: +1-9787459500
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Family And Kids, Mansion

Operated by the Peabody Essex Museum, Ropes Mansion is a Georgian style Colonial Mansion in Salem that is open to the public. Originally built for a merchant named Samuel Barnard, Ropes family then inhabited the house until 1907 from its purchase in 1768. Although the house underwent several interior transformations and restorations over the years, the two-storied house still looks the same like it were several years back. Get a peek into the history by taking a tour of the historic house that is complete with poster beds, a parlor game table, a piano, white Chinese porcelain, crystal glassware, and intriguing furniture.

When you are done exploring the mansion do scan the excellent garden just behind the mansion. Ropes Mansion was also Allison's house in the movie Hocus Pocus.

Ropes Mansion Travel Tips

  • For info on tickets and timings, contact the Peabody Essex Museum management who maintain the Ropes Mansion.

How to Reach Ropes Mansion

  • By Bus: No. 450, 456, 465-stop Essex St @ Summer St
  • Rent a car or hire a taxi.

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  • Ropes Mansion Address: 318 Essex St, Salem, MA 01970, USA, United States
  • Ropes Mansion Contact Number: +1-9787459500
  • Time required to visit Ropes Mansion: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 4.95% of people who visit Salem include Ropes Mansion in their plan

  • 71.43% of people start their Ropes Mansion visit around 4 PM - 5 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Ropes Mansion

Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday

95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Ropes Mansion

People normally club together North Shore Music Theatre and Quincy Market while planning their visit to Ropes Mansion.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

Ropes Mansion Reviews & Ratings

  • We went on a Sunday in the summer and the Mansion was free and open to the public. The garden is always open during daylight hours. The mansion was a nice mix of museum displays and full rooms set up as they would have been while the family lived there. Everything is very well preserved. My favorite part, funnily enough, was the image they had on their "do not touch" signs. The garden was in full bloom during our visit and had story book pages throughout in collaboration with the public library. Definitely worth the visit, just a few steps from the Witch House.

  • Fun little history tour, worth a wait if there is one. Fascinating view into the era. Garden is also beautiful.

  • The line moved very quickly!! As soon as you walk into the mansion you can feel the history that was in there. If you have any extra time please stop will learn alot of history about the sisters and what their plans were for the house. Thank you salem.for a wonderful opportunity!

  • This made ever childhood dream come true. Ok, not really because I came here at night and it was closed. There was mo gate blocking off the back yard but my friends were yelling at me about trespassing so I sadly can't tell you if it is fabulous or not. Allison and I are officially best friends though, so have no fears. Binx and Max were not around, probably looking for sneakers somewhere.

  • One of the best kept secrets in Salem. Gorgeous gardens that are meticulously kept and completely beautiful. Just a quick walk from down town!

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  • I am a direct descendant of George Ropes & Ropes Line. I am 79 yrs old. It has been my dream for several years to be able to visit Salem and the Mansion. Would it be possible to tour the mansion independently. Thank you Sharon Lovell Gergen

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    • Hello Sharon, I recently received boxes and boxes of old family photos and writings. I found a photo of George Ropes French. Found you in a google search. Wondering if you have any information. I have only just begun doing research. My great grandfather is Edward French Fisher. My Grandmother is Mary Fisher Moller. Thank you!

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    • You may enjoy a free self-guided tour of the Ropes Mansion every Saturday and Sunday between 12:00 PM and 4:00 PM through fall. If you wish to have more details about visiting the Ropes Mansion, you may call the Peabody Essex Museum on  1 978-745-9500. 

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