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Shelter to Showpiece

Presented by Peabody Essex Museum at Peabody Essex Museum, Salem MA

Oct 10 - 30 2018
Shelter to Showpiece

Trends in home design come and go; “reading” a house’s architectural style can reveal clues about the time it was built, the tastes of its occupants and their social aspirations.

Trends in home design come and go; “reading” a house’s architectural style can reveal clues about the time it was built, the tastes of its occupants and their social aspirations. Investigate the idea of “style” by visiting a First Period house, a Georgian style house and a Federal-era mansion for an in-depth look at the architectural elements, interior finishes and parlor furnishings that turn a simple shelter into a home. Trace the evolution of iconic American styles that architects still

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ADMISSION INFO

Tickets to this tour are included with museum admission. Space is limited and tour is subject to cancellation. Please call day-of to confirm availability and to find out what other special tours we are offering!

Tickets required.

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LOCATION

Peabody Essex Museum

161 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970

PARKING INFO

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.

ACCESSIBILITY INFO

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    • Wheelchair Access

All public areas of the museum are accessible to wheelchairs; the historic houses are not. Yin Yu Tang: A Chinese House offers limited wheelchair accessibility. A representative at the information

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