Museums in South Peabody, MA


General Admission for Two or Four at Whydah Pirate Museum (Up to 34% Off)

Whydah Pirate Museum

Whydah Pirate Museum

Explore the glimmering bounty uncovered from a 300-year-old pirate ship, The Whydah, and hear the tale of how she sank

$37 $25

Self-Guided Tour for Two or Four Aboard the USS "Salem" (Up to 44% Off)

USS Salem

Quincy Point

Decommissioned heavy cruiser featured on SyFy channel’s Ghost Hunters hosts exhibits and memorials on Cold War history

$16 $10

Admission for Two, Four, or Six to the New Hampshire Telephone Museum (Up to 40% Off)

New Hampshire Telephone Museum

Newport

Chart the history of the telephone from the moment of its invention through the smart phone-era of today

$10 $7

Admission for Two or Four to Cape Cod Children's Museum (34% Off)

Cape Cod Children's Museum

Mashpee

More than 20 interactive exhibits include a tree house, music room, and pirate ship

$16 $11

$22.99 for Admission for Two to The Museum of Sex, Valid Monday–Friday (Through August 31)

Museum of Sex

Flatiron

Interactive exhibits and more than 15,000 sex-related artifacts explore the truths and enduring mysteries of human (and animal) sexuality

$37 $22.99

$125 for a 12-Month Family Membership to Boston Children's Museum ($185 Value)

Boston Children's Museum

Boston

The museum offers programs and exhibits that encourage hands-on learning, inspiring kids to use their imagination and creativity

$185 $125

Admission for Two or Single Membership to Fuller Gardens (Up to 42% Off)

Fuller Gardens

North Hampton

Lush botanical gardens and New Hampshire gem on the Atlantic coast

$18 $12

Star Trek: The Starfleet Academy Experience VIP Admission at the Intrepid Museum

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86

Visitors enroll as cadets in the “Star Trek” universe’s Starfleet Academy and learn about the characteristics of the ships and specialties

$35 $21

Fuller Craft Museum Visit for Two (25% Off)

Fuller Craft Museum

Brockton

Rotating, eclectic exhibits of drawing, sculpture, and other art and functional craft forms

$20 $15

Visit for Two or Four or Individual or Family Membership at Cape Cod Museum of Art (Up to 47% Off)

Cape Cod Museum of Art

Dennis

Galleries highlight art from Cape Cod and the islands, from pastel-colored impressionist landscapes to bold abstract expressionist canvases

$36 $20

Four Full-Day Admissions or Annual Membership for Two at Griffin Photography Museum (Up to 51% Off)

Griffin Museum of Photography

Winchester Town Center

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

$28 $15

Admission at Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available.

Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium

St. Johnsbury

Eclectic museum and planetarium instills wonder in the natural world with hands-on exhibits, dioramas, and planetarium shows

$30 $17

Two Adult Tickets with Option for Two Children Tickets to the American Independence Museum (39% Off)

American Independence Museum

Exeter

View a Dunlap Broadside of the Declaration of Independence as well as historic furnishings, textiles, and military ephemera

$12 $7.50

Museum Admission and Memberships to Millyard Museum (Up to 42% Off). Four Options Available.

Millyard Museum

Mill No. 3

Learn about the history of Manchester, New Hampshire, formerly the home of the world’s largest textile company

$30 $18

Individual or Family Membership to The Museum of Old Newbury (Up to 38% Off)

The Museum of Old Newbury

Newburyport

Use your membership to visit the Museum grounds and library, and get discounts on gifts and special programming

$30 $20

1-Year Individual or Family Membership to Longyear Museum (Up to 46% Off)

Longyear Museum

Chestnut Hill

Collection includes 8 historic houses in Massachusetts & New Hampshire; focuses on life of Mary Baker Eddy, who founded Christian Science

$35 $19

"Huzzah! Tavern Nights" - Friday August 26, 2016 / 8:00pm

Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Downtown

$45 $39

Admission or Membership to The Old State House - America's Revolutionary Museum (70% Off)

RevolutionaryBoston at the Old State House

Downtown

Experience the American Revolution through Revolutionary-era artifacts & live performances, then tour the Boston Massacre site out front

$20 $12

1.5- or 3-Hour Private Sail for Up to Six with Membership to Cape Cod Maritime Museum (Up to 55% Off)

Cape Cod Maritime Museum

Barnstable Town

Sail off Cape Cod on the Sarah, an 1886 Crosby catboat replica; receive unlimited admission to the maritime museum for one year

$345 $159

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 Neck

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

$50 $30

Whale-Watching Tour for One or Two from Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching (Up to 41% Off)

Al Gauron Deep Sea Fishing & Whale Watching

Hampton Beach

Boats travel up to 40 miles offshore in pursuit of humpback, finback, and minke whales, as well as dolphins and sharks

$33 $20

$29 for a Whale-Watching Cruise from Cape Ann Whale Watch (Up to $48 Value)

Cape Ann Whale Watch

Gloucester

View humpback and fin whales as they feed and play within close range of the 115 ft. boat, Hurricane II; valid all season long

$48 $29

Whale-Watching Excursion for One or Two from Capt. Bill and Sons Whale Watch (Up to 44% Off)

Capt. Bill & Sons Whale Watch

Gloucester

A family of experts shares tips on spotting humpback and minke whales—as well as dolphins and seals—during three- to four-hour outings

$48 $28

Charles River Sightseeing or Sunset Tour for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (Up to 46% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridgeside Galleria Mall

Captain and crew lead river sightseeing & sunset tours past Harvard, Fenway Park, and historic sights along Charles River and Boston Harbor

$18.50 $11

Super Duck Tour for an Adult, Child 3–11, or Child Under 3 from Boston Super Tours (Up to 26% Off)

Boston Super Tours

Redeem Online: Departure for Super Duck Tours Only

See the city by land and sea during an amphibious Duck tour

$33.33 $25

Whale-Watching Tour for One, Tour, or Four from Newburyport Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

Newburyport Whale Watch

South End

Passengers head out to sea aboard a custom whale-watching craft to enjoy the majestic mammals, aided by an onboard naturalist

$48 $29

Whale-Watching Trip for One or Two from 7 Seas Whale Watch (Up to 43% Off)

7 Seas Whale Watch

Gloucester

Featured on Discovery Channel and in “National Geographic,” boat tours offer the chance to spot whales and also seals and dolphins

$48 $29

Wine Tasting with Wine Glasses, Cheese Platter, and 15% off Wine for Two or Four at Sweet Baby Vineyard (Up to 52% Off)

Sweet Baby Vineyard

Hampstead

Sip six samples of wine while snacking on cheese plates; take home souvenir wine glasses and wine purchased with a 15% discount

$23 $12

$20 for a Tour for Two with Tastings, Glasses, and $10 Toward Wine at Zorvino Vineyards ($30 Value)

Zorvino Vineyards

Zorvino Vineyards

Pairs wander through a pastoral vineyard and savor a variety of reds, whites, blends and fruit wines. Each couple receives $10 wine credit

$30 $20

Architecture Boat Tour for One or Two from Charles Riverboat Company (35% Off)

Charles Riverboat Company

Cambridgeside Galleria Mall

During a 90-minute cruise, see the architectural sights from throughout Boston Harbor, the Charles River Locks, and the Charles River basin

$27.50 $18

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  • Peabody Essex Museum
    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.
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    East India Square, 161 Essex St
    Salem, MA US
  • The House of the Seven Gables
    Five Things to Know About the House of the Seven Gables Built way back in 1668, the House of the Seven Gables (also known as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion) sits on a 2.5-acre estate where one can explore the Colonial Revival Gardens and see Salem Harbor and Derby Wharf. Step inside and you step back in time, immersing yourself in Colonial and early US times. But before you do so, here are a few things to know: If the home’s name sounds familiar, it’s because House of the Seven Gables is also the name of a novel by Nathaniel Hawthorne, who was inspired to write the novel by the house. Hawthorne’s own childhood home, built in 1750, was later moved and now rests on the grounds of the estate. But what is a gable? A gable is the portion of a wall between the sloped parts of a roof. So when you stop by, make sure you identify all seven. Take a tour, which lasts 30–40 minutes and heads through the six homes on the grounds. You’ll learn about Georgian-style design, Salem maritime history, and the life of Hawthorne. But be prepared to traverse a lot of stairs. Speaking of stairs… There’s a secret staircase somewhere in the main house. Kids have their own cove. In the Counting House, originally a place for business transactions, youngsters can look through a porthole’s telescope, pretend to set sail, ring a ship bell, and peek at period costumes.
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    115 Derby Street
    Salem, MA US
  • New England Pirate Museum
    Five Things to Know About New England Pirate Museum New England is, as it turns out, a good place to have a pirate museum. During the height of piracy in the 17th and 18th century, the museum says, pirates such as Captain Kidd and Blackbeard spent their summers in New England. Here are a few things to know when you stop by the museum. You’ll see pirates even before stepping foot inside. Walk up from either side of the museum to spot images of pirates scaling the exterior walls. There’s an 80-foot cave exhibit to explore, complete with buried treasures and creatures. The best times to go are when school’s out and close to Halloween. The museum is open every day from May to October, and only weekends in April and November. Late October introduces a haunted touch to the museum. Take the walking tour. In about half an hour, you’ll be introduced to 60-odd pirates and their treasures, a dockside village, and a pirate ship. Kids will love it. The guide on each walking tour is skilled at stimulating youngsters’ imaginations and leading them to participate and ask questions. The museum provides educational materials to further fortify the lessons learned.
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    274 Derby Street
    Salem, MA US
  • Salem Witch Museum
    Five Things to Know About the Salem Witch Museum In 1962, Salem was home to one of the most notorious tragedies in American history, with a host of witch trials resulting in 20 people (none of them witches) being put to death. The Salem Witch Museum was founded to educate guests about that event. But before you stop in, here are a few things you should know: It explores the evolution of witchcraft. The exhibit Witches: Evolving Perceptions traces the definition of witchcraft throughout history and explains what that practice entails today. The statue outside the museum celebrates Salem founder Roger Conant. However, he died years before the witch trials actually began; his visage nearby is purely coincidental. It’s located in a Gothic-style building that once functioned as a church. The museum creates an immersive experience for visitors. Thirteen life-size stage sets, based on the actual trial documents, help replicate the drama and fear that pervaded the times. In October, the museum becomes haunted. It adds extra hours around Halloweentime, so that more people can enjoy a spooky visit.
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    19 1/2 North Washington Square
    Salem, MA US
  • The Salem Wax Museum
    At Salem Wax Museum, visitors come face-to-face with some of the area's most iconic figures, including author Nathaniel Hawthorne, ruthless witch-trials judge Colonel John Hathorne, and accused witch Tituba, who sparked the city's witch hysteria in the late 17th century. But even outside the museum's doors, guests find themselves surrounded by eerie evidence of the past. Behind the building sits the final resting place of other Salem figures at Burying Point, supposedly the second oldest burial ground in the US. Right next to it, the Witch Trials Memorial commemorates the period of time where accused witchcraft ran rampant. Throughout the year, the museum transforms the entire scene with themed seasonal attractions. In October, for instance, it sets up terrifying exhibits such as Frankenstein's Castle and houses that pass out toothbrushes instead of candy on Halloween.
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    288 Derby St
    Salem, MA US
  • Count Orlok's Nightmare Gallery
    In Focus: Count Orlok’s Nightmare Gallery What is it? a film museum dedicated to the art of horror, sci-fi, and fantasy Best exhibits: life-size recreations of movie monsters and stars by Hollywood special-effects artists, ranging from Bette Midler’s Winnie from Hocus Pocus to H. R. Giger’s alien from Alien Hot tip: gain insider’s knowledge by reading the signage attached to each piece House favorites: anything with practical effects, the gorier the better Special guests: October appearances by a whole slew of actors, creators, and artists involved in horror movies Special exhibits: a terrifying haunted house every October
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    285 Derby Street
    Salem, MA US

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