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Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum
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161 Essex Street
Salem, MA

Hours:

The museum is open Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Fridays 10 am-8 pm and holiday Mondays.

Groups

  • Comp Policy:
    1 adult for every 10 students. Driver/escort complimentary.
  • Terms:
    Payment due upon arrival.
  • Motorcoach Parking: No

General

  • Wifi: Yes
  • ADA Compliant: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Function Space Available: Yes
  • Family Friendly: Yes

Public Health Guidelines

  • Face coverings or masks required
  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations available
  • Contactless payment available and encouraged
  • Online ordering encouraged
  • Reduced capacity / occupancy
  • Reservations recommended
  • HEPA Air Filtration

About

Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is the country’s oldest continuously operating museum. It’s also one of the largest and fastest-growing. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions and events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present, and underscore the vital importance of creative expression.

Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is the country’s oldest continuously operating museum. It’s also one of the largest and fastest-growing. PEM celebrates outstanding artistic and cultural creativity through exhibitions and events that emphasize cross-cultural connections, integrate past and present, and underscore the vital importance of creative expression.

Visitors will find hands-on creativity zones, interactive opportunities, performance spaces, and historic property tours, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese House.

See authentic Witch Trials documents and historic objects alongside creative responses by contemporary artists in The Salem Witch Trials: Reckoning and Reclaiming, on view at PEM through March 20, 2022.

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