• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

There are park alerts in effect.
show Alerts »
  • 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 »

Elias Hasket and Elizabeth Derby

The 1762 Derby House at Salem Maritime

NPS photo

Mr. and Mrs. Derby are not at home at present. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused you, and we hope that you will call again soon.

Meanwhile, please visit the page on the Derby House.

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.