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Peabody Essex Museum

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Peabody Essex Museum Review

Salem's world-class museum celebrates maritime art, history, and the spoils of the Asian export trade. Its 30 galleries, housed in a contemplative blend of modern design, represent a diverse range of styles; exhibits include pieces ranging from American decorative and seamen's art to idea studios and photography. While there be sure to tour the Yin Yu Tang house. This fabulous 200-year-old house dates to the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911) of China. The museum brought it over from China in sections and reassembled it here.

    Contact Information

  • Address: East India Sq., Salem, MA, 01970 | Map It
  • Phone: 978/745–9500; 866/745–1876
  • Cost: $15
  • Hours: Tues.–Sun. 10–5; Mon. holidays 10–5
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  • Location: Salem
Updated: 11-07-2013

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