Peabody Essex Museum

Founded in 1799, the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) is the country’s oldest continuously operating museum. Located in the heart of downtown Salem on Essex Street, the museum contains world-renowned collections of art and architecture, immersive experiences and a 200-year-old house from China. 

This Halloween season, step inside the only museum in Salem with authentic documents and objects from the infamous 1692 witch trials and visit Ropes Mansion, the historic home that made its appearance in the iconic movie Hocus Pocus. Take our self-guided witch trials audio tour that visits sites in the museum and around Salem and enjoy a seasonal Halloween pop-up shop, special curator-led talks, horror movie screenings, and more. 

Admission is always free for members and Salem residents! Plan your visit today at


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The museum is open Thursday-Monday, 10am-5pm

Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day


161 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970