The only way to visit the historic site is with an advance online ticket purchase. Grounds passes are currently available. Guided tours begin on November 27.  CLICK HERE to buy tickets and learn more.

Members-Exclusive Special Tour at The Peabody Essex Museum

October 31, 2019 Published By Sarah Garriepy

Join us on Saturday, November 23 at 10 a.m. for a members-exclusive special tour at The Peabody Essex Museum.

Salem’s native son Nathaniel Hawthorne has inspired artists for nearly 200 years — and not just writers. PEM’s new exhibition, The Creative Legacy of Nathaniel Hawthorne: Selections from the Phillips Library Collection, features works of illustrators and authors who are inspired by Hawthorne and continue to reinterpret his stories. Modern-day artist Mindy Belloff tapped into his genius when she designed A Golden Thread: The Minotaur, a contemporary reinterpretation of Hawthorne’s short story The Minotaur, in his children’s book Tanglewood Tales, featured in this exhibition. This show also marks the first exhibition in a gallery dedicated to featuring changing exhibitions drawn from the collections of the Phillips Library. Enjoy an up-close and personal tour of this exhibition with Dan Lipcan, Head Librarian of the Phillips Library.

To register for this free, members-exclusive tour, please email Gareth Benshoff at or call 978-542-1641.

Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis.

For more information about the exhibition, check out the PEM’s blog post >>

Tags: , , , ,

This post was written by Sarah Garriepy