Park Reopens to the Public
Contact: Jonathan Parker, 978-210-4245
Saugus, MA – Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites reopened to the public today. Visitors can now access the visitor centers, bookstores, restrooms, grounds and historic buildings located at both sites. Free ranger-led tours for the visiting public and school programs for local students have resumed normal October schedules. Both Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works have been closed since October 1 due to the lapse in Congressional appropriations.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Did You Know?
On Thursday, January 10, 2013 President Obama signed into law HR1339 which designates Salem, Massachusetts as the birthplace of the National Guard. Future ironworks founder John Winthrop, Jr. was commissioned as Lieutenant Colonel of the East Regiment on March 9, 1636/7. The East Regiment included the communities of Salem, Saugus (changed to Lynn later in 1637), Ipswich, and Newbury.