Fishing Prohibition on Hold
On 8/20/14 the park issued a rule change prohibiting fishing throughout the park due to concerns over water quality and visitor safety. The fishing prohibition is now on hold, pending further review - click for more information. More »
Frequently Asked Questions
Visiting Salem Maritime
How far is Salem from Boston?
Can you visit Friendship?
Does Friendship sail?
Salem's Maritime History
When was the height of Salem's East Indies trade?
What's privateering? Isn't it legalized piracy?
Was there a lot of slave trading in Salem?
The Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692
I have an ancestor who was involved with the witchcraft trials. How do I find out more about the trials?
What witchcraft trial related attractions are available in Salem?
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.