Daniel Bray House Block


 Daniel Bray House

1 Brown St.

Salem, Massachusetts

ca. 1766

Recently restored on the exterior to its original 1806 appearance, this modest house tells the story of gentrification and the displacement of Salem's working class in the early 19th century. Surrounded by the homes of merchants and sea captains, Bray worked in the maritime world, probably as a rigger, as listed on his father's will. The house actually built in 1766 by Daniel Bray's father, Nathaniel. In 1806 Daniel Bray inherited the house and renovated it to the latest taste and it became elegant on the outside. 

"Salem has a uniquely rich architectural heritage. Every major American architectural style is represented within its borders."

Now you can tour PEM's historic homes from your own home! The museum's physical campus includes three city blocks and several off-site properties. We have collaborated with Cats Meow Village to recreate the museum's historic houses in their signature style. On the back of each is a brief description of the house and a QR code that will link to the PEM Walks tour, where you can find out more about the home's architectural history. 

The Daniel Bray House is part of the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, Massachusetts.

The back includes a PEM Walks QR code that gives you an audio postcard tour of the Daniel Bray House. You can scan at home and listen, too!

We handcraft the Daniel Bray House in 3/4" thick wood with colorful details on the front and history on the back. H3.75 x W3.75 inches.

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For our local customers, we are pleased to offer an In Store Pickup option! How it works:

  1. Shop online at shop.pem.org

  2. At checkout, select Curbside Pickup as your shipping method. Place your order.

  3. Once we have prepared your order, you will receive an email that your order is ready for pickup.

  4. Follow the pickup instructions provided in your email. Arrive at our Store location at 161 Essex Street.

  5. Orders not picked up within two weeks of order date will be canceled and refunded.

Please Note: Please allow 2-3 days from purchase date for processing. In Store Pickup is available Thursday through Monday 10 am–5 pm.

We are pleased to accept returns within 30 days of the purchase date. All returned items must be in their original condition and packaging.

To begin your return process, please email us at: contactus@pem.org

Please note: Sale, clearance and personal use items, such as face masks, cannot be returned or exchanged for store credit.


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