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Groups & Tours

What better way to enjoy PEM than with a group of friends or family?

The museum welcomes groups of all ages at reduced rates for a minimum of 10 people. Guided and self-guided tours of the museum’s galleries are available.

The museum is wheelchair accessible with the exception of the historic houses. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House has limited accessibility.

Motor coach parking is available in designated spots throughout the city. Your driver may drop off and pick up your group at the museum’s main entrance at the corner of Essex and New Liberty streets.

For more information, call the Group Tour Department at 978-542-1514; fax 978-745-7550; or email.

Tour Options

Customize your visit with these guided-tour options. Please schedule all tours at least three weeks in advance.


Information on all of our pricing options for self-guided, guided, historic house and/or garden tours.


Reservations can be submited online through our Reservation Request Form.

Group Check-in Process

Groups scheduled for a guided tour should plan to arrive 15 minutes prior to the scheduled tour start time.

Please note: It is important to arrive on time. Docents will wait only 15 minutes past the scheduled start time unless notified that the group will be late.

Self-guided groups should plan to arrive at the time indicated on the confirmation letter.

The group leader should proceed to the admissions desk to collect admission stickers and finalize the payment.

The rest of the group should proceed to the coatroom and/or the restrooms and gather in the Atrium to begin the tour.

Catering & Dining Options

Please contact the Group Tour Department for a selection of lunch or tea menu options provided by our exclusive caterer. Arrangements must be made at least three weeks in advance.