At the heart of it all
A RICH, CULTURAL EXPERIENCE
Whether you are a resident or a visitor you will find plenty of reasons to visit downtown Peabody throughout the year. Peabody is a place where people of many cultures can find both the familiar and the unexpected. We embrace our diversity with the businesses located downtown, festivals on Main Street, concerts in the parks, performances at our historic Wiggin Auditorium and cultural events at our community art center.
We are named after George Peabody, a resident and philanthropist in the 1800's, who developed a reputation around the world as a champion of the working people. Folk lore even has it that he was the inspiration for Scrooge in the Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol.