"To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East"

When the United States was young, ships from Salem, Massachusetts helped to build the new nation's economy by carrying cargo back and forth from the West to Asia. The historic buildings, wharves, and reconstructed tall ship at this nine-acre National Park tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War privateers, and merchants who brought the riches of the world to America.


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Things to Do at Salem Maritime

There's always something to do at Salem Maritime! Tour our site, take a self-guided walk around Salem, or join us for our annual Maritime Festival!

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Download an Audio Tour of Salem Maritime

Download an audio tour of Salem Maritime to your personal device, and learn about the people who worked in the buildings and on the wharves in Salem.

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Self-guided Walking Tours and Guides

Want to learn more about Salem's history and architecture? Download our brochures and guides.

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Explore Salem's Polish Community

The area around Salem Maritime was once the heart of Salem's Polish community. Read about the community, hear reminiscences, and download the report!

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