Peabody Essex Museum

Peabody Essex Museum
Bookmark Listing


161 Essex Street
Salem, MA


The museum is open Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5 pm, Fridays 10 am-7 pm and holiday Mondays.


  • Comp Policy:
    1 adult for every 10 students. Driver/escort complimentary.
  • Terms:
    Payment due upon arrival.
  • Motorcoach Parking: Nearby


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

Public Health Guidelines

  • Hand sanitizer or hand washing stations available
  • Reservations recommended
  • HEPA Air Filtration


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 authentic witch trials objects, maritime and fashion galleries, historic property tours, including Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese House and Ropes Mansion and Gardens, featured in Hocus Pocus, and more. Check out our website for a list of what’s on view in the museum and our upcoming events.

New hours:

The museum is open Mondays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays 10 am–5 pm, and Fridays 10 am-7 pm.

Ropes Mansion is now open for the season on Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4pm for self guided tours starting Saturday, June 28th through Sunday, October 23

Now on:

Patrick Kelly: Runway of Love

Inspired by his experiences growing up in the American South and his days in the New York and Paris club scenes, Patrick Kelly’s fearless yet lighthearted designs pushed racial and cultural boundaries and were rooted in expressions of love and joy.

Click HERE to learn more

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