• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Central Wharf Restrooms Closed

    The Central Wharf public restrooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 18th and 19th for exterior door replacement. They are scheduled to reopen on Saturday at 9am.

  • 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 »

For Kids

Eglantine the Custom House Eagle

Eglantine the Custom House Eagle is always ready to do a Junior Ranger activity!

cartoon by Paul Trap

Hi kids! I'm Eglantine the Custom House Eagle. From my perch on top of the Salem Custom House, I see lots of kids visiting Salem Maritime every year.

There are lots of fun things to do at Salem Maritime! If you are visiting the site, check out the calendar of events to see if there are any family activities scheduled during your visit.

You can download some of our Junior Ranger activities so that when you visit you can join me to earn your Junior Ranger badge!

I also have some activities you can do at home. One is a maritime word search puzzle, an another is a dory that you can cut out and assemble. It really floats!

Did You Know?

A redware plate with a yellow design, a blue and white Chinese teacup, and a brown and white bowl were found in pieces

In the mid-1970s, archaeologists found over 130,000 artifacts in the backyard of the Narbonne House at Salem Maritime NHS.