We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Harvard University, 11 Divinity Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138
Phone Number:
+1 617-496-1027
Website
Today
09:00 - 17:00
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Description:

From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to...

From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest archaeological and ethnographic museums in the world with one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.

read more
Book In Advance
More Info
US$53.99*
and up
Go Boston Card
Why book on Viator?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 100 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 43
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Mish-mash of intriguing stuff

Some of the Peabody exhibits have been installed recently and live up to current standards for display, lighting, and interpretation. Others look they haven't been touched in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Wanderlust777
,
Baltimore, Maryland

Similar Things to Do in Cambridge

Add Photo Write a Review

100 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 86: English reviews
Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
645 reviews
224 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Some of the Peabody exhibits have been installed recently and live up to current standards for display, lighting, and interpretation. Others look they haven't been touched in decades. But there's plenty of interesting stuff to see. My favorite parts were the ocarinas and the exhibit on the art of war, which includes an array of gorgeous objects which just happen... More 

Helpful?
Thank Wanderlust777
Lutherville
Level Contributor
75 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This museum actually connects through with the Museum of Natural History, but you can enter it on its own. One ticket for both. Most people don't get here if they start at Natural History, which is a shame because it is well worth its own visit. The collection of Native American artifact is of good quality and is pretty comprehensive.... More 

Helpful?
Thank SlewpJB
Ohio
Level Contributor
104 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Excellent museum! My spouse enjoyed the Native American exhibits and I especially enjoyed the display on the excavations on the Harvard grounds. The current glass display at the Natural History Museum is amazing.

Helpful?
Thank GeneseeOhio
Saint-Georges, Quebec, Canada
Level Contributor
47 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

When we buy a ticket for this museum, we have access also to the Museum of natural history. So it is not expensive at all for many exhibits like that. My kids was impress by old weapons (maces, axes, swords, knifes). Perfect place to be if you are in the area on a rainy day.

Helpful?
Thank zeppJFM
Dublin, Texas
Level Contributor
59 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

Part of our Go Pass. Also part of our Harvard visit. I guess it could take it or leave it. Lots of Indian artifacts

Helpful?
Thank KarenHawkinson
La Herradura, Huixquilucan, México
Level Contributor
22 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

A must see only if you're interested in the cultures of the Indians of the North American Plains. Your ticket also gets you into the very interesting Harvard Museum of Natural History.

Helpful?
Thank erh47
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
18 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Not very much to see to be honest, was a very short trek through the entire thing. Lots of first nations items but I did like the weaponry and armor section from across the time lines. Didn't take very long to go through the entire thing though, 30minutes? If your into the whole first nations exhibits this is probably for... More 

Helpful?
Thank Inspector-Chan
Andover, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
59 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016

This museum is a super place for families and kids to experience the Harvard scientific scene. Young people in particular will not forget it. And most of the rest of the university is not easily open to the public (setting aside the Harvard Art Museums, which are also amazing, etc.).

Helpful?
Thank John P
Narragansett, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
106 reviews
41 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

I visited this museum while at Harvard and was pleasantly surprised by the depth of displays. So much information and cool stuff..

Helpful?
Thank cubes1234
chicago, il
Level Contributor
159 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

We visited while visiting the Natural History Museum next door because admission was included. There are several interesting exhibits here but not sure I would have visited if I wasn't already visiting the Natural History Museum.

Helpful?
Thank viv2367b

Travellers who viewed Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology also viewed

 

Been to Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?