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Peabody Essex Museum

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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...more
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East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
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Reviewed yesterday

This museum is a place not to be missed. It has something for everyone. We enjoyed the "Empresses" exhibition very much, Glad to have experienced it. Every I viti the PEM I find something new and interesting to discover.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went during the Empresses of China exhibit and it was exquisite. We learned so much about how women, despite the emperor being seen as the head of China, truly were the quiet power that masterfully controlled the empire and even the next emperor. Each...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 2 days ago

They brought a 5th generation home from China and rebuilt it here! The Empresses exhibit is the first time items have been out of China's Forbidden City - and they are here! Could Salem Ma be counted along with such cities as Tokyo and London...More

Thank Heidi W
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not what you would expect to find in the city of Witch History and novelty but definitely worth the visit and is exceptionally easy to find but may be overlooked because it is right in the middle of all the witch history. Don't forget to...More

Thank Donald B
Reviewed 5 days ago

We went to Salem to visit PEM's special exhibition - Empresses of China's Forbidden City. This is the first time to display, explore the role of empresses in shaping China’s last dynasty- the Qing dynasty - from 1644 to 1912. There were more than 200...More

Thank Kathy583
Reviewed 5 days ago

To be honest we visited Salem for all the Witch stuff but the weather was absolutely awful which was why we spent a couple of hours in the PEM. We could have been there for much longer but we had a train to catch The...More

Thank johnboyPeterborough
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While tourists flock to Salem for Halloween and witch trial stuff, the real gem hidden in plain view is the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM). Our last visit to PEM included Wild Designs, an exhibit showing the lessons and solutions that man has incorporated from nature....More

Thank AZFrancis
Reviewed 1 week ago

Took a haunted boat tour of Salem sound and surrounding harbors called "Eerie Stories on Salem Sound". We had a fantastic time! The tour was extremely interesting, entertaining, and filled with history and fun tales. The tour guide was articulate and enthusiastic. Highly recommend.

Thank Emily A
Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed the Chinese Empress display from Beijing. I would highly recommend seeing this before it lease for NYC

Thank Gordie H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The stuffiness and arrogance of the staff really put a damper on this activity. There was literally a secret-service-wannabe employee in every single room just starting at everybody as if they were going to steal something at any moment. Definitely killed the vibe, especially since...More

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Catherine K
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
The Hotel Salem is right next door. It is modern, convenient, and offers a high level of service. The rooftop bar is fun and welcoming as well.
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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.