Location, Hours & Admission

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, PEM is closed to the public until further notice. To learn more please visit here.

East India Square, 161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970. Phone: 978-745-9500, 866-745-1876. For guests who are deaf or hard of hearing: 978-740-3649. Program reservations: ext. 3011.


Adults $20, seniors (65 and over) $18, students (with ID) $12, youth (16 and under) and Salem residents free (does not apply to student tour groups).

People who work in Salem may receive free general admission Tuesday through Friday, 10 am–5 pm upon presentation of a business card or employee ID at the admissions desk. Some restrictions apply. Not valid on holiday Mondays or for Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House. Members admitted free to all sites and special exhibitions.

To learn more about benefits of Corporate Membership, please visit

For a full list of complimentary admissions, click here.



Open Tuesday-Sunday, 10 am-5 pm. Closed Mondays (except holidays).

The museum will be open the following holidays:
Monday, April 20, 2020 Patriots' Day
Monday, May 25, 2020 Memorial Day
Monday, September 7, 2020 Labor Day
Monday, October 12, 2020 Columbus Day

Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.