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Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home
Tune into the PEM Walks audio tour below to listen to a tour of the Yin Yu Tang home.
The house was brought to Salem piece by piece and is now an immersive experience. Tours, which are included with the cost of admission, are offered multiple times throughout the day. The family’s well-documented genealogy and the accumulation of furnishings passed down through seven generations offers us the opportunity to understand historical changes in China as they affected individuals in their daily lives. The home serves as a window to the past, allowing us to imagine the lives of those who once lived inside this structure.
Five cousins of the 34th generation of the Huang family, all of whom lived in Yin Yu Tang.
With the museum’s extensive and outstanding collections of Chinese art and period architecture, Yin Yu Tang provides unrivaled opportunities to explore the artistic creations and cultural heritage of post-18th century China and the multi-layered, often surprising, connections between China and the United States.
Photos by Bob Packert/PEM.