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Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number: +1 617-496-1027
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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 museum! My spouse enjoyed the Native American exhibits and I especially enjoyed the display on the excavations on the Harvard grounds. The current glass display at the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed October 22, 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

Excellent museum! My spouse enjoyed the Native American exhibits and I especially enjoyed the display on the excavations on the Harvard grounds. The current glass display at the Natural History Museum is amazing.

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Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2016

When we buy a ticket for this museum, we have access also to the Museum of natural history. So it is not expensive at all for many exhibits like that. My kids was impress by old weapons (maces, axes, swords, knifes). Perfect place to be if you are in the area on a rainy day.

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Dublin, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

Part of our Go Pass. Also part of our Harvard visit. I guess it could take it or leave it. Lots of Indian artifacts

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La Herradura, Huixquilucan, México
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A must see only if you're interested in the cultures of the Indians of the North American Plains. Your ticket also gets you into the very interesting Harvard Museum of Natural History.

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Hamilton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

Not very much to see to be honest, was a very short trek through the entire thing. Lots of first nations items but I did like the weaponry and armor section from across the time lines. Didn't take very long to go through the entire thing though, 30minutes? If your into the whole first nations exhibits this is probably for... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016

This museum is a super place for families and kids to experience the Harvard scientific scene. Young people in particular will not forget it. And most of the rest of the university is not easily open to the public (setting aside the Harvard Art Museums, which are also amazing, etc.).

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Narragansett, Rhode Island
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

I visited this museum while at Harvard and was pleasantly surprised by the depth of displays. So much information and cool stuff..

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2016

We visited while visiting the Natural History Museum next door because admission was included. There are several interesting exhibits here but not sure I would have visited if I wasn't already visiting the Natural History Museum.

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Carlsbad, New Mexico, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2016

I mostly wanted to go to this museum because of the patronage of the Peabody family to the sciences of anthropology, ethnology, and archaeology. They funded some groundbreaking research and helped establish these disciplines as serious sciences. What I didn't know is that this building has two museums for one admission. The museum of ethnology has a wonderful collection on... More 

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peabodymuseum, Public Relations Manager at Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review! We make an effort to respond to overexcited field trippers for the benefit of our visitors and the curators and staff who work near exhibit space. Please come back and visit now that the Glass Flowers have reopened! More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2016

As part of the Natural History museum ticket, this museum is worth a visit. Major parts include native American history.

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