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 »
Salem's National Park Helps Local Teachers Chart the Right Course
Contact: Jonathan Parker, 978-740-1663
Last week twenty-two teachers from Salem and greater Essex County took part in "A Coast for Every Classroom," a week-long professional development workshop promoting the value of place-based education programs. Teachers traveled to Salem Maritime National Historic Site to learn how to create meaningful, place-based learning experiences for their students by using parks, museums and the outdoors as living classrooms. Recent research sponsored by the Conservation Study Institute shows that place-based learning increases students' academic achievement and understanding of the natural and cultural worlds.
Did You Know?
The Regional Visitor Center in Salem was once the drill shed of the Salem Armory. The Armory was built by the Second Corps of Cadets, a unit of the Massachusetts National Guard. More...