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Peabody Essex Museum, Salem

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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.
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  • Didn't get to see too much because was here to conduct a film interview, but the parts I did see were great. The exhibit they had on the Salem Witch Trials was super informative and well put... 
    Didn't get to see too much because was here to conduct a film interview, but the parts I did see were great. The exhibit they had on the Salem Witch Trials was super informative and well put...  more »
  • This was a lovely underrated museum. I was expecting something...well, smaller or more run-down or more provincial. It was none of that. This is a new space, with both regional, historical art but... 
    This was a lovely underrated museum. I was expecting something...well, smaller or more run-down or more provincial. It was none of that. This is a new space, with both regional, historical art but...  more »
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  • Loved this museum! The layout, the exhibits. My kids enjoyed themselves as well. Will be back when the warm weather hits because some of the exhibit were closed due to weather and season. I do wish there was more of an outdoor garden but otherwise, a great way to spend the afternoon in Salem.
  • This is a lovely museum, very large and obviously would take two to three days to cover everything. The exhibits are very well done. They also have a large and very interesting, well stocked gift shop. There is a cafe to grab a cup of coffee and sit to rest for a little bit in the atrium. Well worth the visit to Salem without any witches in tow!

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