There are many reasons to come to PEM. Sometimes, looking at a work of art with someone special by your side is all the motivation you need. Sitting in the light-filled Atrium, watching the expression on a child's face as she makes a collage — each experience is worth the trip...
Less than 20 minutes away. Great museum for both adults and kids. Right in the middle of downtown Salem.
Hailing as the longest continuously running museum in the country but don't let the location of this museum be misleading. PEM is far more than another witch museum. Whether popping in for an hour or meandering through exhibits for an entire day, PEM has something for witch and non-witch enthusiasts…
The Peabody Essex Museum is a world-class museum with rotating exhibits, including some related to Salem and the trials. If you visit, the Yin Yu Tang House is a must to add on through timed admissions included in your ticket price.
The mission of the Peabody Essex Museum is to celebrate outstanding artistic and cultural creativity by collecting, stewarding and interpreting objects of art and culture in ways that increase knowledge, enrich the spirit, engage the mind and stimulate the senses. A wonderful museum with both…
A world-class collection with regular special exhibits. One of my favorite places to wander, it's just the right size. Also has a great gift shop where you're sure to find souvenirs for friends back home. (If you like the sailor's knot wreath on your door, look here!)
“Don't miss this waterfront home made famous by Nathaniel Hawthorne's book by the same name. You can tour several buildings as well as the gardens. ”
“Small plates, sushi, great drinks, loungy vibe. Opus Underground is their basement nightclub with live music and dancing. *Note - check current COVID restrictions before making plans.”
“Don’t miss historic Salem Willows Park, an ocean front destination packed with games, food, and fun! They have attractions for all ages, whether you’re on a family day trip, a first date, or just looking for a blast from the past!”
“Back to the Salem Witch trail 1692. Visitors are given a dramatic history lesson using stage set with life size figures. ”