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Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

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From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human...more
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11 Divinity Ave, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 02138
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Full of important cultural artefacts, this place has a lot to offer and you will need 2-3 hours to explore. There are a lot of interesting details regarding the indigenous history. If this is your first time to an ethnology museum, you will be impressed;...More

Thank Alulim
Reviewed August 10, 2018

Have heard about this museum for quite a well, finally got to visit it. Nice displays of native American artifacts on the 1st floor; 2nd floor focused on the Americas and 3rd floor on the development of the museum and its collection. Lots of interesting...More

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Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

I really enjoyed the stunning museum. Besides the indigen peoples exhibition I enjoyed the pan American culture part and the geology and zoological exebitions a lot. I would rate this museum clearly in my private list of museums as number one! Also check out the...More

Thank Marco T
Reviewed July 29, 2018

While touring Harvard we visiting the museums on campus. This was a real treasure!!! Impressive collection!

Thank Heather K
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Well presented halls containing artifacts of numerous human cultures. Many native American artifacts and interesting descriptions. place for older kids, 9 and above as well.

Thank Lois B
Reviewed May 19, 2018

great presentation of the artifacts and a great learning experience for young and old. it is easy access and well worth an afternoon visit.

Thank James W
Reviewed April 29, 2018

This is a small museum which we accessed via a different museum included in our City pass, thus saving money, and checked several of their floors. I really liked their section of Latin America and Native America with exhibits which are not presented in Europe...More

Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed March 31, 2018

Went to the museum on several occasions, most recently in March of this year. This time, they had an incredible collection of Native American artifacts on display and pictures that came out of a book that was drawn by a Native American during the time...More

Thank Susan and Phyl T
Reviewed March 3, 2018

While a smaller museum, the Peabody stewards one of the country's most impressive collections, especially for those interested in Mayan hieroglyphs or the work of Sylvanus Morley and Tatiana Proskouriakoff. As it's in a neighborhood that lends itself to walking tours, it can serve as...More

Thank R C
Reviewed February 24, 2018

While not overly large, this museum has a number of pieces and displays that I don't believe you will really find anywhere else. Curiosities from all over the world, shoes, head coverings, clothing, bowls, pottery, and other items from daily life are packed heavily into...More

Thank Angelo S
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