One of the oldest and largest art museums in the U.S., Peabody Essex Museum houses close to 2 million pieces. Originally founded in 1799, the museum now has 22 different buildings. Explore themed exhibits, including art pieces from Africa, Oceania, America, and an extensive collection of Asian art. Check the museum's schedule of events for information on the frequent temporary exhibits, family craft days, and music festivals. Use our Salem travel planner to add Peabody Essex Museum and other attractions to your Salem vacation plans.
Peabody Essex Museum reviews
We enjoyed this quite a bit and used our admission as an opportunity to take the Salem Witch Trials audio tour. The most interesting stop on the tour was a walking stick belonging to one of the...
We enjoyed this quite a bit and used our admission as an opportunity to take the Salem Witch Trials audio tour. The most interesting stop on the tour was a walking stick belonging to one of the... more »
This museum is huge, way bigger than it looks from outside! Lots of incredible exhibits. Vast amounts of information to take in, so maybe if you're on a timer, go in with the expectation that you...
This museum is huge, way bigger than it looks from outside! Lots of incredible exhibits. Vast amounts of information to take in, so maybe if you're on a timer, go in with the expectation that you... more »
The exhibits were amazing to look at. So many different things to learn and see. Different exhibits on different floors was great. Was stopping at the museum on my way through town. Employees were super helpful. The man working in the gift shop was super awesome in picking out gifts for family and friends. The Salem exhibit was interesting to learn about what happened many many years ago.
Wonderful museum. The Chinese house is incredible. I loved the eclectic collection of artwork and history and nature. My daughter loved the kids area and artwork as well. The cafe has good food. And the gift shop is one of the best museum shops I’ve ever been too. The parking garage next door has very cheap parking. $1.25 an hour.
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