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?
In 1634 author William Wood described the Saugus River, "These flatts make it unnavigable for shippes, yet at high water great Boates, Loiters, and Pinnaces of 20, and 30 tun, may saile up to the plantation". The Oxford English Dictionary uses Wood's description to help define the word "lighter".