Cotting-Smith Assembly House is owned by the Peabody Essex Museum and located in the Federal Street District of Salem, Massachusetts. This 1782 Federal-style building was constructed to house social gatherings and artistic performances.
In 1796 Samuel McIntire, one of the country’s preeminent Federal-period architects and woodcarvers, remodeled it, adding a new facade with Ionic pilasters. This is where George Washington, in a celebratory mood shortly after being elected president, danced and dined. It is ideal for small gatherings, with four furnished museum-quality period rooms in which to gather. Weather permitting, the garden, with its brick patio and picturesque trellis, is part of the rental. A second-floor sitting/changing room is also available for rental.
Cotting-Smith Assembly House | 138 Federal Street, Salem, MA 01970