• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Research

The reason we know so much about the people, places, stories, and collections associated with Salem Maritime is through the research of dozens of professional historians, archaeologists, archivists, and curators, as well as undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of history, archaeology, art history, American studies, and museum studies, among other fields. In these pages we present scholarly research related to Salem Maritime.

Pickled Fish and Salted Provisions: an occasional newsletter.

National Park Service reports [Coming soon!]

Did You Know?

On a sunny day, a small boat motors past the 1871 lighthouse at the tip of Derby Wharf.

Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.