November 08, 2013
Friendship Mast Sections to be Removed
Portions of the forward and middle masts onboard the Friendship of Salem will be removed by a large crane on November 15th, 2013 as part of scheduled maintenance work.
October 17, 2013
Park Reopens to the Public
Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Sites reopened to the public today.
September 06, 2013
Climate Change in New England Lecture Series
Climate scientists, local residents and national park rangers will come together to discuss the impacts of climate change on New England communities as part of a free, public lecture series to begin on the evening of September 17th.
July 11, 2013
Salem Schooner Camp Receives National Park Foundation Impact Grant
The National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, is proud to award Salem Maritime National Historic Site a 2013 Impact Grant to support the launch of their Salem Schooner Camp education program.
July 03, 2013
Historic British Reenactors to Demonstrate, Encamp Overnight on Derby Wharf
Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the Center for 18th Century Life at Minute Man National Historical Park are hosting an overnight British encampment at Salem Maritime on July 20 and 21, 2013 from 10AM to 4PM. The National Park Service has invited some of the best re-enactors in Massachusetts to portray General Gage, his staff, his troops, and the legislators and civilians that he met in Massachusetts in 1774. The two-day event is free and open to the public.
May 21, 2013
North Reading School Geocaches in Park
Dozens of third graders recently turned Salem and its national park, Salem Maritime National Historic Site, into a dynamic outdoor classroom.
May 10, 2013
Outdoor Evening Program to Detail Recent Repairs to Friendship of Salem
The captain and staff of the Friendship of Salem will present an illustrated outdoor program detailing the recent repairs and future maintenance plans for Friendship using photographs, blueprints and a “hands-on” tour of the major repair areas of the ship.
This free, 90-minute program will be held on Derby Wharf beginning at 7pm on May 16th.
April 23, 2013
Park Completes First "State of the Park" Report
Scientists, technicians and Salem Maritime National Historic Site managers have taken a long look at natural, cultural and historic resources in their care and summarized their findings in a first-of-its kind “State of the Park” report.
March 15, 2013
Park Celebrates 75th Anniversary
Celebratory musket fire and cheers will echo off the roofs and wharves of the Salem waterfront as America’s first National Historic Site celebrates its 75th anniversary this Sunday, March 17th 2013.
March 13, 2013
Removal of Non-Historic Rigging Shed
The “Rigging Shed,” a non-historic wooden structure built in 1997, is scheduled to be demolished and removed from Central Wharf this Spring.
February 28, 2012
Economic Impact Report Released
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that visitors to Salem Maritime National Historic Site spent $52.1 million in Salem and adjacent communities in 2010.