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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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Experience art and culture from New England and around the world at one of the region’s largest art museums. Explore the museum’s vast collections and changing exhibitions, ranging from modern art to photography to Asian art and culture. The museum campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States.
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
+1 866-745-1876
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This has been on my list to visit in Salem for awhile, but in my opinion it was a standard museum. The woman at the desk was super nice and gave me my teacher discount just by seeing my email since I forgot my ID.

Thank Chelsea M
Reviewed 3 days ago

A truly marvelous museum with many varied exhibits. Strong recommend taking the tour of the Chinese home and seeing the two related short films

Thank Kenneth K
Reviewed 3 days ago

It's hard to describe the PEM. It's simultaneously a treasure trove of of maritime artifacts, New England collections from opening up the China trade, a reassembled Chinese home from the early 1900s, and sponsor of many fascinating exhibits. My husband and I just saw the...More

1  Thank mizee
Reviewed 3 days ago

This was our second visit to the museum. It does not disappoint. Truly enjoyed the Georgia O'Keeffe display. She designed her own clothes. You can experience her life in photos. Always enjoy the maritime displays.

Thank 2happySTS
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My ( grown up ) daughter and I took a trip to see the Georgia O’Keeffe exhibit which she was interested in and I had visited in January. It is a very interesting show about a remarkable woman and icon even the second time around....More

1  Thank dutchgirl255
Reviewed 6 days ago

PEM is in Salem, the former home of worldwide shipping and trading enterprises during the age of sailing ships. Thus you get several collections of distinctive sailing themes. But PEM is much more. On our visit, we saw a comprehensive collection featuring Georgia O'Keefe: both...More

Thank grommit
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This is a beautiful museum building with three floors. They have some permanent exhibits relating to their heritage as a museum about Salem’s seafaring days in the late 1790s to mid 1800s. We especially liked the maritime art but they also have early American art...More

Thank USAMaineTravelers
Reviewed 6 days ago

We came upon this purely by accident while in Salem. What a lovely place. The traveling Georgia O'Keefe exhibit drew us in and was enlightening, but the Chinese house! Amazing. Do see the short films first, rather than after. They will increase your enjoyment. Stayed...More

Thank follylover
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow!! What a gem of a museum. Perfect size to meander through the rooms and feel like you’ve “seen” the museum. The light installation was fantastic and mesmerizing. Loved every exhibit!! We got there first thing in the morning and virtually had the museum to...More

Thank Melinda A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is a smallish museum in (wait for it...not Peabody; not Essex, but ) Salem, MA. They've got a Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit until 4/1/18. The exhibit fills several rooms, but it largely comprised of photos *of* the artist and clothing she...More

Thank Boston02116
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Response from Cindy S | Reviewed this property |
It's self- guided and you can stay as long as you like till closing.
Walter M
2 March 2017|
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Response from PEMSalem | Property representative |
Thank you Mary M!