A Day in Salem

Featuring the Peabody Essex Museum

September 26, 2024

Salem, Massachusetts is known as the “Witch City,” but did you know that it’s also home to one of the largest and most important museums in the United Sates? Join PRIME TIME™ on Thursday, September 26th as we visit the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) in Salem.

Established in 1799 by Salem sea captains, the PEM features a diverse collection of art and culture from around the world, including an old Chinese home. Yin Yu Tang, a 200-year-old Chinese house, was relocated to the Peabody Essex Museum from southeastern China in 2003. A guided tour affords ample time to explore the stately 16-bedroom home that offers a glimpse into the daily life of the Huang family, in addition to other items in the PEM collection.

Following our museum visit, we’ll enjoy lunch at the iconic Hawthorne Hotel, one of Salem’s most noted landmarks that is also listed in the National Register of Historical Buildings. Served buffet-style, lunch includes salad with assorted dressings, marinated steak tips with roasted peppers and onions, rice pilaf and deconstructed strawberry shortcake for dessert. After dessert, there will be time to explore this seaside town on your own.

From the haunting tales of the witch trials to the enchanting atmosphere of its waterfront, you can’t help but feel spellbound with this Massachusetts town’s bewitching charm!

Trip cost is $149 for Prime Time members ($169 for your guests) and includes:

  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Guided tour of the Peabody Essex Museum and the Yin Yu Tang house
  • Lunch at the Hawthorne Hotel
  • All taxes and gratuities
  • Escorted by Bank personnel!

To make a reservation:

Simply click here for the reservation form then complete and submit. (Payments should be received no later than 5 days after reservation has been confirmed).

Space is limited and reservations are accepted on a first come – first served basis. Questions? Call Sharon Patton at 508.828.5305 or send an email to: [email protected]

Convenient departures from Attleboro, Franklin, New Bedford and Taunton
(a minimum of 10 people is required for location pick-up).

In the event that it becomes necessary to cancel your reservation we will make every effort to grant a full refund provided notification is received at least 21 days prior to the event. In some situations, certain non-refundable charges may be deducted from the amount of the refund.

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