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    Salem Maritime

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June 16, 2014
Park Featured in "Best of New England" by Yankee Magazine, Earns Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor
"Wonderful, excellent, a great park!" are just a few of the phrases visitors have used to describe Salem Maritime National Historic Site, recently featured in the "Best of New England" issue of Yankee Magazine. The 9-acre National Park site also earned a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, the largest travel review site on the internet.

May 01, 2014
Salem Sets Sail Celebrates 4th Anniversary
Salem schoolchildren are enjoying the fourth year of a successful partnership between Salem Maritime National Historic Site and Schooner Fame benefitting 5th graders in Salem Public Schools. Salem Sets Sail is a collaborative curriculum-based education program that enables a long-standing goal of getting Salem schoolchildren out on the water to become reality.

April 18, 2014
Expanded Salem Visitor Center Hours, National Park Week Begins
The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem (2 New Liberty St.) is expanding its hours of operation and will now be open daily 9AM - 5PM, beginning Monday April 21st, 2014.

March 11, 2014
New Report Provides Valuable Insight on Tourism and Visitors to Salem
Today the National Park Service and the University of Idaho released the “Salem Maritime National Historic Site Visitor Study,” a 118-page profile of tourism trends and visitors to Salem’s National Park site and the city of Salem.

March 10, 2014
Great Salem Fire Lecture
Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the History Department at Salem State University will co-host a free evening lecture by Dr. Jacob Remes title "Life and Labor in the AFtgermath of the Great Salem Fire" on Thursday, March 27, at the Salem Visitor Center (2 New Liberty Street) from7:30pm-9:00pm.

March 03, 2014
Visitor Spending Benefits Local Communities
A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 767,649 visitors to Salem Maritime and Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site in 2012 spent $41.3 million in communities near the park. This visitor spending supported 559 jobs in the local area during the same period.

January 21, 2014
Upcoming History Lectures Bring Fresh Perspectives on Salem’s Past
Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the History Department at Salem State University will co-host two separate history talks on Thursday, February 6 and Thursday, March 27, at the Salem Visitor Center (2 New Liberty Street) from 7:30pm-9:00pm. Both talks are free and open to the public. Doors open at 7:00pm.

December 19, 2013
New Winter Hours of Operation at the Salem Regional Visitor Center
The National Park Service is announcing a temporary change to the winter hours of operation for the Salem Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St.). The Visitor Center will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am – 5pm beginning on December 23rd, 2013.

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.

Did You Know?

Three soldiers wearing uniforms of the Second Corps of Cadets from the 18th and 19th centuries.

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...