In the 18th-century, sea captains would bring back all kinds of weird and wonderful objects from their journeys. The Peabody Essex Museum is where you can see these 'natural and artificial curiosities from exotic lands'.

Visit the Peabody Essex Museum with a Go Boston pass

  • Pay nothing at the gate – simply scan your digital pass
  • Peabody Essex Museum admission included
  • See exhibitions featuring art and artifacts from across the globe
  • Maritime manuscripts and shipboard logs to explore
  • The biggest collection of maritime art and artifacts 
  • Visit plenty of other Boston attractions with a Go Boston pass

There are one million works to discover, including an 18th-century Chinese merchant's house transported from China and reassembled in the US, art from diverse cultures, and Indian sculptures. You'll also see maritime manuscripts and a photography collection dating back to when photography was first invented.

Hours of Operation

Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00 am-5:00 pm

Closings & Holidays
  • Mondays
  • Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day
  • New Year's Day

All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Know before you go

Getting In: Please check in at Admissions Desk.

Please Note: Your pass is valid for General Admission only and not special exhibits.

Getting there

Peabody Essex Museum

US, MA, Boston, 01970, 161 Essex Street East India Square Mall Salem,


161 Essex Street East India Square Mall Salem,
Boston, MA 01970
United States

Closest Subway Stop

Take the Commuter Rail (Newburyport/Rockport line). The museum is a five minute walk from the Salem station. Follow signs for downtown.