"The Peabody Essex Museum..." Salem Things to Do Tip by Cabana_Boy

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  The Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts
by Cabana_Boy

The Peabody Essex Museum is pretty cool museum and should not be overlooked when visiting Salem.
It is the oldest continuously operating museum in the U.S. and they always have some cool changing exhibitions, most having some connection to all things nautical. Their permanent collection is equally good and features many items that have a connection to the Salem area and New England in general. The museum is equally well known for its collecting of Asian decorative arts and 19th century photographic images of Asia.

They also have frequent photo exhibitions as well that have nothing to do with the sea. I was fortunate to have caught the Kenro Izu (Japanese photographer) exhibit when it was here as well as the last time they displayed a portion of their Curtis Edward photograph collection of Native American Indians taken in the late 1800s early 1900s.

Address: East India Square, Salem, MA 01970-3783
Website: http://www.pem.org

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 18, 2002
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