Peabody Essex Museum (PEM)

Art Gallery, Art Museum
161 Essex St (at New Liberty St.)
Salem, MA 01970
(978) 745-9500
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm
10:00am - 5:00pm


  • Salem residents get in free!
  • America's oldest continuously running art museum. Lots of American art, folk art, maritime art, as well as a great poster collection, and the famous Chinese House. Rotating exhibits seasonally.
  • Take in over 250,000 ft of gallery space showcasing everything from contemporary art to ancient relics. Our fave? The Yin Yu Tang House, a 19th century Chinese home relocated right inside the museum!
  • PEM is the place to come for enjoyment, enrichment, sharing with family and friends, and creative stimulation.
  • Amazing pieces from Japan & China as well as maratime art. The gift shop is full of beautiflu purses & scarves.
  • Wow! This place is amazing!
  • Not your ordinary museum lobby...have lunch in the tranquil garden with blueberry art on a Sat... and you can't see this just anywhere
  • 552 original documents pertaining to the Salem witch trials of 1692 have been preserved and are still stored by the Peabody Essex Museum.
  • Take a day trip from Boston to check out their collection of American folk art.
  • Unbelievable Dutch and Flemish art exhibit - make sure to grab a magnifying glass on the way in! And the Chinese House is definitely worth the extra $5!!!
  • Check out the Yin Yu Tang home if you can. Absolutely amaaaaaazing!! The fact that they relocate something like this blows my mind. Gorgeous.
  • Amazing museum, really liked the old boat artifacts
  • I really enjoyed "Fiery Pool: the Maya and the Mythic Sea." Well layed-out, interactive, and informative exhibit with interesting artifacts - a visual treat!
  • Beautiful inside and out
  • Rich history and beautiful facility. One of the finest museums on the North Shore.
  • Fantastic art/art-history museum that currently has Georgia O'Keefe and TC Cannon collections. Don't miss the East India collection!
  • Great interactive place to bring and be a child again!! Lots of fun things to do and beautiful works of art to see!
  • This super awesome museum has a lot of awesome and interesting stuff out on display
  • OKeefe exhibit is amazing. My first trip to this museum. Its lovely. Very nice gift shop as well. Easy to get to and easy to park.
  • Special fee for students showing their ID. Beautiful museum, great exhibits. It totally worths your time and money.

Nearby places

247 Essex St
161 Essex St (at Peabody Essex Museum)
19 Washington Sq (at Brown St.)