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 »
HISTORIC SCHOONER AT SALEM MARITIME FESTIVAL
Contact: Michelle Blees, 978-740-1650
The National Park Service welcomes the historic schooner LETTIE G. HOWARD to the 19th Annual Salem Maritime Festival on Aug. 4. The vessel will be open for free boarding from 10 am to 6 pm at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Derby Street, Salem MA.
The LETTIE G. HOWARD was built in 1893 in Essex, MA. She is one of the last of the fast schooners that sailed from Gloucester to catch codfish on Georges Bank. Today, the restored vessel hosts sail training voyages out of the South Street Seaport Museum in New York City.
The Salem Maritime Festival will begin with a Caribbean concert at 7 p.m. on Aug. 3. Festivities continue Saturday Aug. 4 with music and exhibits celebrating New England’s maritime heritage.
Did You Know?
Over 17 miles of line makes up the rigging of the tall ship Friendship at Salem Maritime. That's about the distance from Salem to Boston! More...