• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

People

a portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne in his later years, wearing a mustache

Nathaniel Hawthorne is one of the most famous people associated with Salem Maritime

NPS collections

Merchants, shopkeepers, sailors, craftsmen, Customs inspectors, slaves, sailors, business owners, and mill workers: the faces of Salem’s citizens have always reflected a range of ethnicities, occupations, and talents. Use the links above and to the left to meet some of the people who are connected to Salem Maritime NHS.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, circa 1855.

In addition to being a world-famous author, Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne also held three government positions: Measurer for the Port of Boston, Surveyor of the Port of Salem, and U.S. Consul to Liverpool. The Custom House in Salem where he worked is now part of Salem Maritime NHS. More...