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"The house is an excellent example of the Greek Revival style architecture with its wide entablature and cornice pilasters, all of which make it look like a version of a Greek Temple” -Salem Historic Commission.

Ideally located in the heart of beautiful Salem Massachusetts. Our historic bed and breakfast was originally built for Amelia and Edward Payson in 1845 and features three well-appointed guest rooms with private bathrooms. Guests will also enjoy our formal dining room, comfortable sitting rooms, outside deck and manicured gardens. A homemade breakfast is served family style and includes a variety of fresh fruit, house-made granola, juices, coffee or tea and a main entree. We will accommodate any dietary restrictions that you may have.

The Amelia Payson House was highlighted in Yankee Magazine as an Editor’s Choice Award and named in Fodor’s Travel as one of the best B&Bs in Salem, citing its excellent location, short walk to the Peabody Essex Museum, the Salem Maritime National Historic site, the House of the Seven Gables, the Witch Museum, unique shops, area attractions, a vibrant waterfront, distinctive dining establishments and transportation availability to Boston by Ferry (55 minutes) or a 35 minute train ride. The seaside towns of Rockport and Gloucester are a short drive up the coast.

Staying With Us

The Amelia Payson House accommodations are three individually decorated guest rooms that have comfortable bedding with private baths. All three rooms come with the following amenities.

      Full Breakfast, we will gladly accommodate dietary restrictions.

    On-site parking.

    Hair dryers, cable TV, free WiFi.

  Guest lounge with flat screen TV, Keurig Coffee Machine, complimentary bottled water, soda and snacks.

Individual air conditioning units.

Outside seating area with covered deck and gas fire pit.

Children over twelve are welcome.

Explore Our Area

Salem Witch Museum

Salem Witch Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum

Salem Maritime National Historic

Salem Maritime National
Historic Site

House of Seven Gables

House of the Seven Gables

Pickering Wharf

Pickering Wharf