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Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
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9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to...

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 cultural history found anywhere.

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Excellent exhibits

This was a great place to spend the morning. The exhibit on Native Americans was very good, and the Mayan and other items upstairs were interesting as well. Admission also gets... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2015

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Montreal, Canada
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59 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's because of the armament collection that I didn't give it a 1/5 rating.Unless you are interested in native american and mayan art, it is not worth your time. Everybody goes to see it since the visit fee is included in the Natural history museum ticket price, but if you're in a hurry, don't bother.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

This was a great place to spend the morning. The exhibit on Native Americans was very good, and the Mayan and other items upstairs were interesting as well. Admission also gets you into the attached Natural History museum.

Thank mrsirin
York, United Kingdom
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90 reviews
55 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

We wandered in after visiting the fantastic glass flowers exhibition, it is quite interesting, I think there is some work being done in there, maybe some improvements. But as its part of your admission to the Natural History Museum, where the flowers are (do not miss!) there is no reason not to take in the exhibitions in here.

Thank davidandjanet65
Cranbury, New Jersey
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285 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

This is a great little museum on Harvard grounds. After a stroll through Harvard you can enter through their archaeological museum which has great native american exhibits and a very interesting archaeological exhibition of the work done on Harvard. Through the archaeology done by University students as a special project they were able to put together a lot of not... More 

Thank VacaAllie
Boston, MA
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Everybody has heard of the glass flowers, and rightly so:They are amazing. But so the rest of this fusty old treasure. Not as big as the American Museum of Natural History, but much brighter and friendlier. I doubt you will be disappointed.

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Boxborough, Massachusetts
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Great museum to visit. Its small, so I was able to go through in about an hour. There are several sections in this museum including one on American History. Also attached to this is the museum of natural history. I think its great for adults and I enjoyed it, but I cant see smaller kids enjoying this. They would enjoy... More 

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Neuchatel, Switzerland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

the museum itself is good, quite big, you have also acces to the natural history museum which is great, specially the amazing glass flower exposition

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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435 reviews
236 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 495 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I took the commuter rail from North Station Boston to the Salem stop and the museum was an easy walk. I used a discount coupon from our local Cambridge, MA Library. Being a senior I greatly appreciated the rack with the hanging chairs we could carry with us to sit before the pictures If you found this review helpful please... More 

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Tallassee, Alabama
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Impressive collection which is well interpreted. Wonderful exhibits. Loved the veritas in archaeology exhibit. Friendly, helpful staff. Wish I had more time. Must return.

Thank Georgenne
Acton, Massachusetts
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This is a great place for a school field trip or just an afternoon poking around. Very interesting and historic artifacts. Loved looking at the glass flowers and the native american totems. I have visited many times and always enjoy it.

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