Buildings
The Putnam House

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Historical Overview

The Putnam House served as home to twelve generations of a prominent local family. The original property consisted of 100 acres of farmland owned by Thomas Putnam in what was then Salem Village. In 1692, Joseph Putnam lived on the property and spoke out against the witchcraft hysteria gripping the village.

In the 1850’s, Daniel Putnam operated a shoe-making shop here.

A century later, passing motorists stopped for candies and ice cream served in the Putnam Pantry. The best known resident of the house was General Israel Putnam, who commanded troops at the Battle of Bunker Hill.

The property was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. In 1991, the Putnam Family descendants gave over the stewardship to the Danvers Historical Society.

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Directions

431 Maple Street
Danvers, MA

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Hours

The Putnam House is closed. Lack of funding prevents us from conducting necessary repairs. If you know of grant sources and other resources, please contact us. 

Please notify us by email with your contact information, and we will be happy to keep you informed of our progress.

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Tour

The Putnam House is closed. Lack of funding prevents us from conducting necessary repairs. If you know of grant sources and other resources, please contact us. 

Please notify us by email with your contact information, and we will be happy to keep you informed of our progress.

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Photo Gallery

300 Year Old Gen eral Putnam Birthplace, Route 1, Danvers, Mass.
Danvers Historical Society
Putnam House Facade
Danvers Historical Society
"Here was Born - Gen. Israel Putnam - January 7, 1718"
"Placed by - Gen. Israel Putnam Chapter - Daughters of the American Revolution - 1897"
Danvers Historical Society

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