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Peabody Downtown Walking Tour


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Peabody Downtown Walking Tour 33 sites along Walnut Street, the main street of Peabody, remarkably remain while most pioneer towns suffer losses from fires and storms. The oldest building dating to 1878, was first occupied by a bank, then the majority of other buildings were built in 1883.

A printed tour guide with a numbered map provides a paragraph description about each building and can be picked up at the Chamber office.


Address: 300 N. Main
Phone: 620-983-2174

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