• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Park Fun

a cartoon of Eglantine the Custom House eagle at the ship's wheel along with a boy
There are lots of things for kids to do at Salem Maritime!
Cartoon by Paul Trap
 

Here are some projects you can do at home! You will need the free Adobe Reader to download these pages. A link to the Reader is on the right side of this page.

Sailing a ship requires not only skill and courage, you have to learn lots of new words too! For example, do you know the difference between port and starboard? Here's a hint: in America, we drive on the starboard side of the road.

Can you find other maritime words on our word search?

Download the maritime word search (710 K)

One of the most useful watercraft you could own was a dory. These small rowboats could be used to move people, goods, and even animals up and down rivers, transport supplies and people to ships in harbors, and even would be carried on larger schooners to help with fishing.

Here's a dory you can cut out and assemble at home:

Download dory instructions (2.6 M)

Download cut-and-assemble dory (476 K)

 
The National Junior Ranger Logo -- a National Park Ranger hat with a green circle around it.

For more on-line fun, visit the WebRanger site. There, you can do activities and learn about National Parks all over the United States.

Did You Know?

black and white compass rose from a recreated painted floorcloth in the Derby House at Salem Maritime NHS

The largest customs duty bill collected at the Port of Salem was $140,761 when the ship Sumatra returned from Canton in 1831.