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 »
Archaeology of the Derby Counting House IV
Further Reading about the Derby Counting House Archaeology
Hardlines Design Company. Report of Findings: SAMA 2011F Conduct Derby Counting House Archaeological Investigations. 2013
Snell, Charles W. Historic Structure Report: Derby Wharf and Warehouses Together With Data on the Physical History of the Ezekiel Hersey Derby and John Prince Wharf Lots, Lots A and B: Historical Data. (Denver, Colo: National Park Service, 1974)
Bentley, William The Diary of William Bentley, DD, Pastor of the East Church, Salem. Four Volumes. (Salem, Mass.: Essex Institute, 1907)
The National Park Service Northeast Museum Services Center Archaeology Lab blog has more information about the National Park Service's archaeology collections
Did You Know?
In the mid-1970s, archaeologists found over 130,000 artifacts in the backyard of the Narbonne House at Salem Maritime NHS.