Getting to the museum
The museum is approximately 16 miles north of Boston, at 161 Essex St. in historic Salem, Massachusetts (corner of Essex and New Liberty Streets).
For recorded directions, call 978-745-9500, ext. 4145.
Take Route 128 North. NOTE: I-95 and Route 128 North share the same loop around Boston. When I-95 and Route 128 North divide, stay on Route 128 North, to Exit 25A. Take 114 East into Salem, following signs for the Peabody Essex Museum and Rte. 114. Approximately one mile after entering Salem, you will cross an overpass. As you come off the overpass, take the exit on your right. This puts you on Route 107/Bridge St. Go straight through the light and take your second right, onto St Peter St. Go left at the stop sign and right onto New Liberty St. The museum is straight ahead and a parking garage is on your right.
To park, you may use the parking garage on New Liberty St. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot on nearby St. Peter St., and a smaller garage on Derby Street, at the corner of Hawthorne Blvd. and Derby St., three blocks from the museum. Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.
Take the MBTA Commuter Rail (Newburyport/Rockport line) from Boston’s North Station or other points, to Salem station-a five-minute walk from the museum. Go up the steps to street level, cross Bridge Street, and walk down Washington Street. Go left on Essex St. to the end of the pedestrian mall.
From Boston, board the No. 450 or No. 455 bus at Haymarket Square.
From Boston, board Salem Ferry at Central Wharf (New England Aquarium Whale Watch booth) for a relaxing 50-minute trip aboard a high-speed catamaran. Ferry docks at the Blaney Street Wharf on Salem’s historic waterfront-a short walk or cab ride from the museum. Seven round trips on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays now through October 31. For rates and schedule, call 978-741-0220 or go to www.salemferry.com.