• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Collections

three dishes reassembled from fragments found in the archeological dig at the Narbonne House

Three dishes from the archeological dig at the Narbonne house. Left to right: an English mochaware bowl, an American redware bowl, and a Chinese porcelain teacup.

NPS photo

Salem Maritime NHS collects objects that relate to the buildings at Salem Maritime and the people who lived or worked in them, as well as books and manuscripts related to the history of Salem’s maritime trade.

Historical objects often have wonderful stories to tell, and in our collection spotlight we focus on some of the objects from our museum collection.

Follow the links above and to the left to explore more of Salem Maritime's collections.

Did You Know?

An artist's depiction of an American privateer pursuing a British merchant ship.  Painting by Thomas Freeman.

During the American Revolution, Salem was the most successful privateering port in America. Salem's 158 privateering vessels captured 445 English vessels.