"To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East"
When the United States was young, ships from Salem, Massachusetts helped to build the new nation's economy by carrying cargo back and forth from the West to Asia. The historic buildings, wharves, and reconstructed tall ship at this nine-acre National Park tell the stories of the sailors, Revolutionary War privateers, and merchants who brought the riches of the world to America.
Climate Change in New England: Free Lectures
Re-join us Tuesday Nights in November and December as our Climate Change in New England Lecture Series continues!Read More
Things to Do at Salem Maritime
There's always something to do at Salem Maritime! Tour our site, take a self-guided walk around Salem, or join us for our annual Maritime Festival!Read More
Download an Audio Tour of Salem Maritime
Download an audio tour of Salem Maritime to your personal device, and learn about the people who worked in the buildings and on the wharves in Salem.Read More
Celebrate Our 75th Anniversary!
From March 17, 2013, through March 17, 2014, Salem Maritime National Historic Site will be celebrating its 75th Anniversary.Read More
Self-guided Walking Tours and Guides
Want to learn more about Salem's history and architecture? Download our brochures and guides.Read More
Explore Salem's Polish Community
The area around Salem Maritime was once the heart of Salem's Polish community. Read about the community, hear reminicences, and download the report!Read More
Did You Know?
In the mid-1970s, archaeologists found over 130,000 artifacts in the backyard of the Narbonne House at Salem Maritime NHS.