From towering Native American totem poles and large Maya sculptures to precious artifacts of the ancient world, the Peabody Museum is among the oldest anthropology museums in the world. Founded in 1866 by George Peabody, the museum has one of the finest collections of human cultural history found anywhere.
Experience Native American history and cultures through special exhibitions on Penobscot Canoes, Lakota Images of the Contested West, and the Indian College at colonial Harvard. Explore Maya culture in the Latin American galleries and the Arts of War from all over the world. Discover the early days of American anthropology as shown in the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair.
Drop-in tours by Harvard students are available during the fall and spring. Admission to the popular Harvard Museum of Natural History is included.