Peabody Essex Museum
161 Essex St, Salem, MA978.745.9500 | website
- Neighborhood: Salem
- Directions: Salem Station at New Liberty St
- Hours: Tues-Sun and Mon holidays 10 am-5 pm
Founded in 1799, only 16 years after the establishment of the nation, the Peabody Essex Museum is a museum of art and history that focuses on Asia and Oceania, American decorative art and architecture, Korean art, contemporary art, Indian art, African art, Chinese export art, Native American art, and maritime art and history. There are 2.4 million pieces on display in more than 30 galleries. Admission $15, $13 seniors, $11 students. Free to members, Salem residents, and children under 17.