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Peabody Essex Museum

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Peabody Essex Museum

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There are many Salem tours out there but few are as compelling as this one, led by a local historian who brings alive the city's history at the time of day you choose. If you enjoy being scared, pick a nighttime tour led by lantern light. Visit the Burying Point, as well as modern-day practicing witches as your guide tells stories of the haunted history of Salem, Massachusetts.
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Dorothy wrote a review Aug 2020
Brattleboro, Vermont197 contributions28 helpful votes
This is worth a visit and a trip. The building is wonderful to begin with but the special exhibitions on Chinese Art were amazing. The fixed exhibit on Maritime art has some very special pieces you would not see elsewhere.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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InTheMomentManhattan wrote a review Aug 2020
New York City, New York830 contributions199 helpful votes
The Peabody Essex Museum is a top notch location to view American and Asian art. The works on exhibit are all is excellent condition and of high artistic quality. There is a large range of categories - so the focus of the museum is a bit scattered, bit this is a minor point. I found the Asian Export gallery to be the most fascinating and diverse. There are also several installations by contemporary artists that are very worthwhile to view. The presentation of "All the Flowers Are for Me" by Anil Quayyum Agha is not to be missed.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Mal wrote a review Jul 2020
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The museum lived up to the hype for sure! I had grand plans of buzzing through in 1.5 hours and wound up giving 3 delightful hours of thought provoking appreciation for so much of the local history that bridged the gap to so many corners of the earth. The collections bring you around the world. Give yourself enough time to enjoy it.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Brie Valentino wrote a review Apr 2020
Vernon, New Jersey668 contributions111 helpful votes
This museum is one of my favorites. I enjoyed all the art that they had installed. The gift shop has very nice stuff as well. I would definitely go back next time I am in Salem!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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hrs wrote a review Mar 2020
Boston, Massachusetts192 contributions31 helpful votes
Excellent museum with diverse exhibits in a great setting. Large exhibit space allows for a wide range of exhibits, all beautifully displayed and organized. From a recent exhibit of Jacob Lawrence panels to a past exhibit of mobile constructs built to move with wind power along a beach, it is a pleasure to visit this wonderfully curated museum. Definitely worth the trip to Salem and even the hassle of finding parking. Ignore the touristy shops linked to the city’s history with witches that you have to pass by to get to the museum. Just keep walking to the museum entrance and don’t get side-tracked with the junk they are selling.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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