Things To Do In Peabody

$20 for Five Pop-In Playtimes at Pump It Up ($40 Value)

Pump It Up

Peabody Town Center

$40 $20

Kids' imaginations run wild as they explore, bounce, and burn energy at vibrantly colored bouncy houses, slides, and inflatables

Personalized Diet Plan, Weight-Gain Plan, or Six-Point Body-Fat Test at Gym Warriors (Up to 74% Off)

Gym Warriors

Peabody Town Center

$380 $99

Powerlifting experts and personal trainers analyze body fat or design personalized weight plans for clients of all fitness levels

One or Two Months of Martial Arts Classes for a Kid or Adult at K.I.C.K. Karate (Up to 80% Off)

K.I.C.K. Karate

KICK (Karate Inspires City Kids)

$150 $35

Instructor with 20+ years experience teaches students of all ages the basics of martial arts, such as discipline and health benefits

Two-Hour Intro to Sea Kayaking Lesson for Two or Four at Salem Kayak (55% Off)

Salem Kayak

Salem Neck

$130 $59

Instructors cover all the basics such as kayak strokes, trip planning, and safety during beginner's lesson

17th Century Salem Experience for 2 or Up To 5 at The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House (Up to 51% Off)

The Jonathan Corwin House / The Witch House

Salem

$28.50 $15

Home that housed the Corwin family, who were heavily involved in the Salem Witch Trials; Pioneer Village recreates colonial life

90-Minute Tour of Salem Sound for Two Adults or Two Adults and Two Kids from Sea Shuttle (Up to 41% Off)

Sea Shuttle

Salem

$50 $30

Tourists can choose to depart at Great Misery Island for hiking or stay onboard the catamaran for a 90-minute tour of the Salem Sound

Haunted Walking Tour of Salem for Two or Four from Witch City Walking Tours (Up to 58% Off)

Witch City Walking Tours

Salem

$30 $15

A licensed and certified historian leads groups on foot through historic Salem, the site of witchcraft hysteria in 1692

One- or Three-Month Membership at Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem (Up to 54% Off)

Brickhouse Cardio Club Salem

Downtown Salem

$50 $25

Burn fat, tone muscle and vanquish stress with unlimited Zumba and yoga classes

5 or 10 Yoga, TRX, Spin, and Fitness Classes at Yoga Sakti (Up to 63% Off)

Yoga Sakti

Salem Neck

$130 $52

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Instructors lead a variety of fitness classes, which range from restorative yoga to sessions that combine TRX and spinning

Outdoor Dog Festival for Two or Four at Pooch-A-Palooza on September 6 or 7 (Up to 45% Off)

Pooch-A-Palooza

Topsfield Fairgrounds

$20 $13

Bring your pup to this outdoor festival featuring agility competitions, a doggy spa, food and drink vendors, and bounce houses for kids

$175 for Three Lessons with PGA Member for One or Two at Parformance Golf ($400 Value)

Parformance Golf

Danvers

$400 $175

PGA member Tim Kilcoyne can teach one or two students how to find their swing

Four or Eight General Admissions to the Corn Maze and Additional Attractions at Connors Farm (Up to 53% Off)

Connors Farm

Danvers

$51.80 $25

Guests work their way through a corn maze, before exploring other attractions and meeting farm animals

$40 for $90 Groupon — Fenix BJJ Danvers

Fenix Brazilian Jiu Jitsu

Danvers

$90 $40

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$18 for Four Rounds of Miniature Golf at Monster Mini Golf (Up to $36 Value)

Monster Mini Golf

Danvers

$36 $18

Balls ricochet around 18 black-lit indoor holes decorated with eerie, luminous murals, large monsters, animated props, and music

5 or 10 Drop-In Visits at Mall Tots at Play (Up to 55% Off)

Mall Tots at Play

Liberty Tree Mall

$50 $25

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20,000 square foot indoor playground is dedicated to kids 6 and under and features bounce houses, slides, and crawl tunnels

One-Month Membership with Eight or Unlimited Group Classes at North Shore Performance Training (Up to 75% Off)

North Shore Performance Training

Danvers

$190 $49

Train like an athlete by using TRX equipment, kettlebells, and free weights with guidance from professional coaches

10 or 15 Fitness Classes with a Lifestyle Evaluation at Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness (Up to 71% Off)

Studio 13 Pilates & Core Fitness

Beverly

$175 $55

Certified instructors teach classes ranging from Pilates, barre, and P90X to bootcamp

Four Weeks of Unlimited Boot-Camp Classes at Boot Camp with Kelly (45% Off)

Boot Camp With Kelly

Beverly

$110 $61

Lead a healthier lifestyle; come join us early mornings or evenings for a great workout

One or Two Months of Tae Kwon Do Classes at DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center (Up to 70% Off)

DW Kim’s US TaeKwonDo Center

Multiple Locations

$180 $59

Students of all ages gain self-defense skills and build strength, mental and physical discipline, and confidence in tae kwon do classes

10 or 15 Fitness Classes or Club Passes at Beverly Athletic Club (Up to 75% Off)

Beverly Athletic Club

Beverly

$200 $55

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Family-friendly fitness center hosts group fitness classes such as Zumba, yoga, mat Pilates, Bodypump, and RPM indoor cycling

Yoga and Pilates Classes at North Shore Yoga (Up to 67% Off). Four Options Available.

North Shore Yoga

Beverly

$85 $29

Prenatal or postpartum yoga helps build mother-child bond; 10 styles of yoga & Pilates classes help improve strength, flexibility & balance

Four Group Salsa-Dancing Classes at Stilo, Dance & More (Up to 50% Off)

Stilo, Dance & More

Lynn

$50 $25

Experienced Latin-dance instructor leads beginners and intermediate dancers through the steps of salsa dancing during one-hour lessons

Five Karate Classes or One or Three Months of Karate Classes at Neves Karate Academy (Up to 75% Off)

Neves Karate Academy

Multiple Locations

$75 $19

Skilled instructor teaches students Okinawan karate

Basic Firearm-Safety Training with Certification at MAGPRO Inc (Up to 55% Off)

MAGPRO Inc

Multiple Locations

$95 $45

Four-hour class includes firearm-handling exercises, complete review of state and federal firearm laws, and a Massachusetts certification

$54 for $99 Worth of Martial-Arts Lessons — Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Tiger Institute Tae Kwon Do

Saugus

$99 $54

From the merchant: Start a lifelong journey in the Korean art of tae kwon do. Includes registration, orientation, first month of classes.

Bowling, Billiards, and Bocce Ball at Kings Lynnfield (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Kings Lynnfield

Lynnfield

$40 $19.99

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Fun center offers 16 lanes, two pool tables, bocce court, and shuffleboard table amongst 50 HDTVs, two bars, and a restaurant

One, Three, or Six Personal-Training Sessions at ConFITence (Up to 59% Off)

ConFITence

Lynnfield

$70 $29

Personal trainers motivate their clients to achieve a healthier lifestyle, and give them the guidance they need to maintain those results

$20 for 30 Classes from MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass ($350 Value)

MetaBody Yoga & Fitness Pass

Multiple Locations

$350 $20

Instructors encourage full-body results in a variety of fitness classes supplemented by a success guide and nutritional coaching

$99 for $220 Groupon — Synergy Dance Studio

Synergy Dance Studio

Wakefield

$220 $99

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Martial Arts Classes at Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center (Up to 84% Off). Three Options Available.

Defensive Edge Martial Arts Training Center

Wakefield

$125 $20

Center dedicated to building up confident, skilled fighters helps students train for their goals with specialized equipment and programs

Four-Week or Eight-Week Martial Arts Membership at North Shore Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

North Shore Martial Arts Center

Melrose

$234 $29

Students study kenpo and jiu-jitsu as they learn discipline and self-defense, with cost of uniforms included

$25 for $40 Worth of Pottery Painting at Look What I Made

Look What I Made! Pottery

North Reading

$40 $25

Adorn a bisque piece with provided paints and sponges inspired by surrounding pieces during a laid-back paint-your-own-pottery session

American Pub Cuisine at Sports, Steaks & Spirits (Up to 50% Off). Two Options Available.

Sports, Steaks & Spirits

North Reading

$40 $21

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Refined sports bar with 60 plasma televisions, including small screens at every booth

$58 for One Month of Unlimited Martial Arts Classes at Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy ($159 Value)

Cervizzi’s Martial Arts Academy

Multiple Locations

$159 $58

Trained instructors demonstrate kickboxing, karate, and mixed martial arts in courses separated by age and ability

Yoga or Tai Chi at Tai Chi Wellness Center (Up to 86% Off). Three Options Available.

Tai Chi Wellness Center

North Reading

$70 $25

Learn balance control, body relaxation, body coordination, and mind calming during yoga and tai-chi classes

10 or 15 Cross Training Classes at Strength Discovery (Up to 69% Off)

Strength Discovery

Revere

$150 $69

Small group training classes at a studio focus on devising personal workout plans based around each individual's unique physical needs

One or Three Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Greater Boston Fitness (Up to 55% Off)

Greater Boston Fitness

West Revere

$110 $50

Martial-arts classes include jujitsu, MMA, boxing, and muay thai kickboxing

Four Weeks of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at Revere CrossFit (50% Off)

Revere Crossfit

Revere

$219 $110

From the merchant: At Revere CrossFit you will not find any machine; instead you will find kettlebells, barbells, and medicine balls.

$52 for $95 Worth of Fitness Classes at IMPACT Boston

IMPACT Boston

Malden

$95 $52

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5, 10, or 20 Boxing, Kickboxing, or MMA Fitness Classes at Red House Martial Arts (Up to 78% Off)

Red House Martial Arts

Malden

$100 $29

Fight your way to fitness during high intensity workouts that employ the movements of boxing, kickboxing, and MMA

One-Month Membership, 10 Visits, or Group Challenge Course for Four at MetroRock (Up to 70% Off)

MetroRock

Multiple Locations

$280 $129

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Climbing facility's ropes course, walls, and bouldering formations build climbers into scaling savants

Four Ballroom or Latin-Dance Classes or One Month of Unlimited Dance Classes at Champion's Dance Studio (68% Off)

Champion's Dance Studio

Downtown Everett

$60 $19

Expert instructors pass on their skills to both children and adults during classes in Ballroom and Latin dance

Dance Classes or Pole-Dancing Party at SuperShag Dance Studios (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

SuperShag Dance Studios

Multiple Locations

$132 $69

Private and group dance lessons help students perfect their moves in a variety of styles; pole dancing is a exciting theme for a party

One or Three Months of Strength Training and Conditioning Classes at Athena School of Arms (Up to 54% Off)

Athena School of Arms

Medford

$180 $99

Martial arts coach teaches strength training and conditioning to improve flexibility, mobility, joint health, balance, and agility

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at School of Oom Yung Doe (45% Off)

The School Of Oom Yung Doe

Medford

$450 $248

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6 or 10 Muay Thai Classes with Personal Training at Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense (Up to 68% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios Of Self Defense

Multiple Locations

$120 $39

Classes teach self-defense while challenging the whole body; assessment includes personalized plan followed by personal-training session

Five Yoga Classes or One Month of Unlimited Yoga Classes at Borealis Yoga (Up to 56% Off)

Borealis Yoga

Medford

$75 $39

Sessions emphasize stretches and introspection or asana sequences at a gentle, moderate, or vigorous pace

Firearms-Safety Course for One or Two at Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training (50% Off)

Tactical Dynamics Firearms Training

Multiple Locations

$90 $45

Students learn about marksmanship and firearms safety at a four-hour, state-approved class taught by military and law enforcement veterans

3 Months of Unlimited Kids' Martial Arts Classes at Roshankish Tae Kwon DO (45% Off)

Roshankish Krav Maga

Medford

$540 $297

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10 or 20 Indoor Boot-Camp Classes from Boston Bootcamp Guy (75% Off)

Boston Bootcamp Guy

Medford

$160 $40

Personal trainer with more than 10 years of experience challenges boot campers to burn fat and build muscle in regular 45-minute sessions

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 53% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Center

$28 $14

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Three galleries showcase up-and-coming photographers, in addition to well-known contemporary artists and celebrity photographers.

18-Hole Round of Golf Two or Four with Cart and Range Balls at Winchendon Golf Club (Up to 51% Off)

Winchendon Golf Club

Winchendon

$87 $43

Course architect Donald Ross designed this 5,512-yard layout, which challenges golfers with narrow fairways framed by dense woodlands

Firearms-Certification Class with Simulator Session for One or Two at Massachusetts Gun Safety (Up to 53% Off)

Massachusetts Gun Safety

Multiple Locations

$95 $47

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Expert instructors delve into gun safety, loading, storage, and transport, and a shooting simulator allows students to practice

One or Two Months of Unlimited Martial-Arts Classes at Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense (Up to 63% Off)

Tokyo Joe's Studios of Self-Defense

Downtown Woburn

$129 $49

Karate is about more than kicks and punches. Their programs develop focus, discipline and they help build a students self confidence.

6, 12, or 18 Body Infusion or Skinny Jean Fitness Classes at Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch (Up to 78% Off)

Freddy’s Hawaiian Punch

Woburn

$180 $49

Skinny Jean classes use bodyweight exercises to sculpt curves; Body Infusions classes use the barre and yoga straps for core conditioning

10 Kids' Martial-Arts Classes or Month of Kids' Martial-Arts Classes at New England Small Circle JuJitsu (Up to 83% Off)

New England Small Circle JuJitsu

Woburn

$250 $49

Kids learn how to recognize potential threats and give bullies the slip with practical martial-arts and jujitsu moves

$75 for $150 Toward 10 Boot Camp Training Classes at Gridiron Training LLC.

Gridiron Training

Woburn

$150 $75

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Martial-Arts or Fitness Classes from Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team (Up to 71% Off). Three Options Available.

Fenix Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Team

Multiple Locations

$100 $35

Experienced coaching staff teaches adults and kids techniques from Brazilian jujitsu, muay thai, boxing, and other martial-arts styles

6 or 10 Fitness Classes at FT Extreme Fitness (Up to 68% Off)

FT Extreme Fitness

Woburn

$120 $39

Work up a sweat in intense fitness classes at a martial-arts school in business since 1982, headed by a certified personal trainer.

Beer-, Wine-, and Cheese-Making Products or Beer-Making Kit and More for One at Beer & Wine Hobby (50% Off)

Beer & Wine Hobby

Woburn

$178.90 $89

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Craft a home brew with beer-making equipment and an ingredient kit, learn how in a brewing class, use a voucher for any product in the shop

Introductory Climbing Package, 5 Kids' Climbing Classes, or 10 Gym Visits at Boston Rock Gym (Up to 57% Off)

Boston Rock Gym

Woburn

$125 $55

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Neon-colored handgrips speckle multiple climbing walls that guests can traverse alone or with assistance from AMGA-certified instructors

$99 for One Month of Unlimited CrossFit Classes at CrossFit Lando ($209 Value)

CrossFit Lando

Woburn

$209 $99

Trainers design a new workout each day based on CrossFit’s principles of varied, functional fitness

One or Two 60-Minute Batting-Cage Rentals at A's Baseball Center (Up to 56% Off)

A's Baseball Center

Woburn

$40 $19

Hone swinging skills by hitting homers across one of the baseball training facility's 70-foot-long batting tunnels

One Month of Unlimited Classes or 10 Classes at CrossFit Ares (Up to 76% Off)

CrossFit Ares

Wilmington

$199 $49

Trainers challenge students through the guided application of olympic lifts, gymnastic elements & weight training associated with CrossFit

$83 for $165 Groupon — CrossFit Phoenix Rising

Crossfit Phoenix Rising

Wilmington

$165 $83

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$35 for $70 Towards 5 Fitness Classes — Fit4Mom

Fit4mom - Wilmington Area, Ma

North Reading

$70 $35

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ComedySportz Boston at Davis Square Theatre, August 8-November 29 (Up to 50% Off)

ComedySportz Boston

Davis Square Theatre

$30 $15

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Two comedy teams compete against each other with improvised games called by a referee during family-friendly shows

$125 for a Three-Hour Introductory Glass Blowing Class for One at Monadnock Glass Arts ($250 Value)

Monadnock Glass Arts

Winter Hill

$250 $125

Experienced glass artists teaches students the centuries-old European art of glass-blowing during a comprehensive three-hour class

Two Months of Karate Lessons with a Uniform or Five Classes at Villari's Martial Arts Center (Up to 88% Off)

Villari's Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$249 $29

Expert martial artists instill discipline in students of all ages while promoting respect and physical fitness

Swing Dance Class and Dance Party for 1 or 2, or Boot-Camp with Party from Boston Swing Central (Up to 51% Off)

Boston Swing Central Incorporated

The Crosby Whistle Stop

$20 $10

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Hour-long group dance class or three-hour workshop teaches basic swing moves that you can put to use at Friday night dance party

Four or Eight "Learn to Play Ice Hockey" Sessions from MA Hockey League (Up to 56% Off)

MA Hockey League

Somerville Rink

$100 $49

During twice-a-week classes, experienced coaches guide adult players through ice hockey basics

The Dinner Detective Murder-Mystery Dinner with Commemorative Mug at Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill (Up to 40% Off)

The Dinner Detective

Holiday Inn Boston Bunker Hill

$98.17 $59

Amateur sleuths dig into delectable four-course meals while trying to solve a mysterious murder perpetuated by disguised actors

Two-Hour Private Sailing Lesson or Leisurely Cruise for Up to Four from Courageous Sailing (50% Off)

Courageous Sailing

Thompson Square - Bunker Hill

$190 $95

Under instructor supervision, guests sail 19-ft. Rhodes sailboats or take in a leisurely cruise along the historic waters of Boston Harbor

$45 for an Urban Dare Adventure Race for a Two-Person Team (Up to $90 Value)

Urban Dare

Bell-in-Hand Tavern

$90 $45

Fast-paced competition challenges teams of two with trivia, photo hunts, and mental and physical challenges

The Fresh Beat Band at Blue Hills Bank Pavilion on August 28 at 6:30 p.m. (Up to 35% Off)

The Fresh Beat Band

Blue Hills Bank Pavilion

$51.85 $33.50

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Nick Jr. musical quartet take the stage for a summer concert

"The Berenstain Bears Live" at The Wilbur on Saturday, October 4, at 11:30 a.m. or 3 p.m. (Up to 50% Off)

"The Berenstain Bears Live"

The Wilbur

$25 $12.50

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The Berenstain Bears make the leap from page to stage, sharing themes of honesty, patience, and forgiveness in Bear Country

Grave Undertakings Walking Tour for Two or Four from Boston By Foot (50% Off)

Boston By Foot

King's Chapel Cemetery

$30 $15

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Narrated tours trek through three of the city's burying grounds to explain the death customs and symbolism of Puritan New England

8 or 12 Boxing Fitness Classes with Hands-On Training at Boston Boxing & Fitness (52% Off)

Boston Boxing

North Allston

$115 $55

Certified instructors lead boxing courses designed for all skill levels, with emphasis on fitness over combat

Private Chartered Boat Cruise from Karma Crew Yacht Charters (Up to 56% Off)

Karma Crew Yacht Charters

Boston

$1,800 $989

Take in views of Boston Harbor aboard a private chartered yacht for your social or corporate events

Select Local Merchants

Scosso Ristorante & Bar combines Italian delicacies with an extensive wine list and martini menu. The expansive martini menu offers a variety of flavors such as strawberry lemonade, Smores, and French berry. They delicately artfully plate center cut filet mignon, karabuta pork chops, and fresh Atlantic haddock with scallops and shrimp, dressed in white-wine sauce. They celebrate the classic Italian styles of preparation—romano, parmigiana, and marsala, to name a few—with dishes sporting chicken, veal, and shrimp, but make them their own with minimalistic platings.

The opulent post-modern interior plays with perceptions, taking the clean lines that one expects from modern décor and adding mind-bending curves and squiggles. This effect is found in everything from the chair backs to the support pillars and bannisters.

210 Andover St
Peabody,
MA
US

Jeff Burger’s two-decade journey through the world of martial arts has included training in muay thai in Bangkok and kung fu in China, as well as acquiring fifth-degree black belts for karate and jujitsu. He has also collected a variety of awards to hang on his belt, including a silver medal at the 2006 Muay Thai World Championship. The most recent leg of his journey brought him to Massachusetts, where he founded the New England Muay Thai Institute in 2007 and currently teaches martial arts to kids and adults. Many of the classes are combative in nature, such as muay thai, karate, jujitsu, and a class called Combatives, during which Burger calls upon his US Marshals certification for teaching defensive tactics. But there are also noncombative options available, such as Zumba, boot camp, and noncontact yoga.

21 Caller Street
Peabody,
MA
US

At the Lynn YMCA, members can workout in the gym and then record a song about it. Thanks to recent upgrades made possible by the Boston Celtics Foundation, professional-grade music equipment aids aspiring artists in their musical endeavors. Elsewhere at the Lynn Y, the usual amenities abound, including a six-lane, 25-yard lap swimming pool, an indoor track, a basketball gym, and two racquetball courts. The expansive gym has men-only and women-only workout areas, as well as a coed Nautilus Center stocked with free weights and cardio equipment. Lynn Y also boasts an air-conditioned aerobics studio that holds more than 30 classes each week.

259 Lynnfield St
Peabody,
MA
US

The kitchen at Brodie’s Pub elevates typical bar bites with quality ingredients, such as Angus steak tips and turkey tenderloins. Bowls of housemade chili and chowder whet taste buds for elaborate sandwiches, such as veggie-stuffed chicken-teriyaki pockets and the Famous Philips burger, whose housemade italian sausage has never signed an autograph. An array of beers and other drinks are available to complement any entree, from barbecued-turkey-tip salad to fried chicken wings served buffalo-style or with duck sauce.

10 Lowell St
Peabody,
MA
US

In 1799, Salem’s weathered seafarers founded the East India Marine Society and began to assemble “natural and artificial curiosities” brought back from their journeys to Asia, Africa, and other distant lands. Over the following centuries, the collection grew, and while it did, the Society evolved through various shapes until it became the Peabody Essex Museum. Today, more than 1.8 million of these works invite visitors to explore the world in a facility that underwent a $200 million transformation in 2003.

The majority of works now rest in a Moshe Safdie–designed glass-and-brick building, focused around a sunny atrium whose various architectural silhouettes echo local forms. This new building joins the East India Marine Hall, built by the seafarers’ society in 1825 and dedicated in a ceremony attended by President John Adams. Today, that National Historic Landmark hosts society-member portraits and a number of the hall’s original objects; in other galleries, paintings and sculptures by Japanese, Indian, and Chinese artists hang on the walls or perch in glass cases like pies with personal-space issues. Guests can also tour Yin Yu Tang, the only complete Qing Dynasty house outside of China and a 200-year-old structure with intricate carvings.

In 2013, the Peabody Essex Museum will add exciting new displays to its rotating special exhibitions, from Faberge treasures to impressionistic masterpieces from the likes of Monet, Renoir, and Manet, as well as modern African-American art and contemporary art from India. After marveling at the skill and diversity of the artwork, visitors can drop by the Atrium Café or the Garden Restaurant for a bite to eat.

East India Square, 161 Essex St
Salem,
MA
US

Captain William Webb bellowed to his crewmen, "Ready cannons, bring her to starboard!" as they rounded on the English ship Concord. He wasn't born a soldier, but the English had press-ganged some of his closest friends into slavery on their warships, stolen his family's livelihood, and set his home of Salem, Massachusetts, on the path to financial ruin. Like many other merchants, fishermen, and ship owners, Webb and his crew outfitted whatever boats they could find to fight the English during the War of 1812, and the 70-foot Fame was no exception. The original Fame went on 11 more journeys before being wrecked in 1814 and now lives on as a luxurious home for the retired actors of The Little Mermaid.

The Fame seen around Salem today is a direct replica of that heroic ship, built exactly as the original was in the early 19th century. Passengers on the ship's daily public sails relive the experience of navigating the Atlantic in an traditional, wooden, gaff-rigged schooner. The boat also plays host to weeklong camps, during which kids learn how to sail, tie essential knots, and read charts and maps before camping out for an evening of dumping tea in the ocean.

Pickering Wharf Marina
Salem,
MA
US

Peabody Scene