Visit \\ Directions & Parking

Getting here

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Directions and map to PEM from: MapQuest | Google
For driving directions via a GPS device, use the address: 144 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970.

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.

By Car

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 Street. Go straight through the light and take your second right, onto St Peter Street. Go left at the stop sign and right onto New Liberty Street. The museum is straight ahead and a parking garage is on your right. 

To park, you may use the parking garage on New Liberty Street. In addition, there is a municipal parking lot on nearby St. Peter Street, and a smaller garage on Derby Street, at the corner of Hawthorne Boulevard and Derby Street, three blocks from the museum. Limited on-street parking is available around Salem Common and at two-hour meters.



By Train

PLEASE NOTE: From July 8 – September 30, 2017, weekend service on the MBTA Commuter Rail line will be suspended from North Station. Buses will run based on the train schedule with stops in Salem.

From July 17 to August 13, 2017, all train service north of the Salem station will be suspended. Buses will take passengers north from/south to Salem. Up-to-the-minute service alerts are available here.

Take the MBTA Commuter Rail (Newburyport/Rockport line) to Salem station. Follow the pathway indicated from the station, up the stairs or access ramp, until you have reached the street level (Bridge St.). At the intersection at Bridge and Washington Streets, proceed on Washington Street. Follow Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian-way. The museum will be on your right at the end of the pedestrian-way.

The museum is approximately one-half mile from the Salem station. If you are concerned about the walk from the station, buses are available. See the directions listed under "By Bus" for the route numbers.

MBTA Train Schedule


Additional links:

salem.com

MBTA Weekend Schedule

Newburyport/Rockport Line Weekday Schedule



By Bus

From Boston: Take the No. 450 Haymarket/ Salem Depot bus to the stop at the intersection of Washington and Federal Streets in Salem. Depart from the bus and walk back down Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian-way. The museum will be on your right at the end of the pedestrian-way. From Revere/Wonderland Station: Take the No. 455 Wonderland/ Salem Depot bus to the stop at the intersection of Washington and Federal Streets in Salem. Depart from the bus and walk back down Washington Street, turning left onto the Essex Street pedestrian-way. The museum will be on your right at the end of the pedestrian-way. From Salem Depot: Take the No. 450 or 459 bus to the North Street stop at Lynde Street in Salem. Depart from the bus and walk down Lynde street, taking a right at Washington St. Proceed down Washington street, turning left onto the Essex street pedestrian-way. The museum will be on your right at the end of the pedestrian-way.

MBTA BUS SCHEDULE



By Ferry


From Boston, board Salem Ferry at Boston Harbor Cruises on Long Wharf 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.


SALEM FERRY SCHEDULE