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?
In addition to being a world-famous author, Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne also held three government positions: Measurer for the Port of Boston, Surveyor of the Port of Salem, and U.S. Consul to Liverpool. The Custom House in Salem where he worked is now part of Salem Maritime NHS. More...