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Peabody Essex Museum

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970
866-745-1876
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Ranked #1 of 41 attractions in Salem
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: History Museums, Specialty Museums, Museums, Art Museums
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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 campus features numerous parks, period gardens, and 24 historic properties, including Yin Yu Tang, the only example of Chinese vernacular architecture on display in the United States. « less
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Leesburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Not your snooty museum at all!!!! This is one of my favorite museums I've ever checked out, hey!? Young, hip and full of cool stuff, hey!?

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Savannah, Georgia
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38 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Probably wouldn't visit if not interested in visiting exhibit. However I went on a rainy day and thoroughly enjoyed a couple of hours spent finding jewels in their permanent collection and enjoying their visiting Turner exhibit. Not the Louvre but worth your time.

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Philadelphia PA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I really enjoyed the Chinese house, occupied by many generations of a Chinese family. I went back last summer to see Impressionists on the Water and plan to go this summer to see the Turner exhibit. I also love the older part of the Museum, devoted to the China trade in Salem. I have also visited some of the historic... More

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Apache Junction, Arizona
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28 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The museum has a lot to offer, so many interesting things to see from the Chinese House Exhibit to art work and other things as well. There are lots of exhibits which were very interesting.

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massachusetts
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38 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We live about an hour away from the PEM and we visit at least twice a year. This is a fantastic world-class museum that regularly offers spectacular special exhibits as well as their regular collection focusing on the maritime history of New England and the China trade. This should be the highlight of your trip to Salem if you can... More

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Salem, Massachusetts
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378 helpful votes 378 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Hidden away on Essex Street is a delightful and large garden which has never looked better. It has become spectacular! If you go look for exotic and unusual plantings and meticulous care and maintenance. We visited on a Saturday evening when a glamorous wedding next door filled the garden with music as the sunset painted the sky above. The little... More

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Sugar Land
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The Peabody Essex Museum was a highlight of our trip. The Turner exhibit was outstanding and well presented. You could spend hours studying his masterpieces. The other maritime art and artifacts were very good and well displayed. The Chinese 19th century house was a must see also as it gave a totally different view of how they lived in the... More

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Highland Beach, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
11 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Beautiful venue. A little confusing at first to find galleries but once started a nice visit. Turner Exhibit was reason for visit. Parking in garage next to museum was very low cost. City could provide more signs leading to Museum.

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Gloucester, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Was a lovely place, art, history, new exhibits. Nice little café and outside spots as well. easy to navigate. Central location

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New York Metro
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Interesting exhibits, extra money to visit the Chinese House. Spent an hour or so looking at the different exhibits, pretty cool. Probably not worth the admission fee.

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