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      Welcome! The tours below are designed for you and a friend or family member to explore at your own pace, and are overviews of popular collections at PEM. All tours are included with museum admission.

      A woman and young girl pointing up,  in the Yin You Tang interior courtyard.
      A detail view of Yin Yu Tang house roof

      Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese Home

      Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house, was relocated to the Peabody Essex Museum from southeastern China in 2003. Explore the stately 16-bedroom home that offers a glimpse into the daily life of the Huang family.

      Exterior view of the front of Ropes Mansion and fence

      Ropes Mansion

      Located at 318 Essex Street, the Ropes Mansion was built in the Georgian style from 1727-1729 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Today, the home’s furnishings depict the lives of the three sisters who renovated it in the 1890s. Open for self-guided tours on weekends from May through October.

      Audio & Virtual Tours

      A young woman with pink hair looking at her phone and viewing artwork in a gallery

      Student Group Tours

      PEM welcomes all school-age learners! Explore our list of tour options designed to foster creative thinking and promote discovery. All current tours align with the Common Core and Massachusetts Curriculum Frameworks.