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.
November 09, 2012
Salem Maritime National Historic Site to Waive Visitor Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2012
In honor of those that serve and have served in the United States military, national park units around the country, including Salem Maritime National Historic Site, will be offering everyone fee-free tours and programs during the Veterans Day weekend.
October 03, 2012
Upcoming Public Lecture to Examine Salem Witch Trials Street-by-Street, Neighbor-to-Neighbor
To commemorate the Salem Witch Trials, Salem resident and historian Timothy Kendall will present a free illustrated public lecture at 7pm on October 18th at the National Park Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St.).
August 10, 2012
Salem's National Park Helps Local Teachers Chart the Right Course
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 for students.
July 25, 2012
2012 Salem Maritime Festival
The 2012 Salem Maritime Festival, a celebration of “Ships, Sawdust, Sailors & Song,” will be held August 3-4, 2012 and hosted by the National Park Service on the historic wharves at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.
June 21, 2012
Friendship Open for Public Tours, Closed for Private Events this Summer
The second phase of repair work on Friendship of Salem, Salem Maritime National Historic Site’s tall ship, is currently underway at the ship’s berth on Derby Wharf. Friendship will not be participating in any sailing events this year due to ongoing work. Public access to Friendship will continue throughout the summer on a modified schedule as carpenters and engineers complete various maintenance projects aboard the ship.
June 14, 2012
Plundering Privateers Brought to Life by Salem Author
On June 28 at 7 PM at the Salem Visitor Center (2 New Liberty Street) the National Park Service will present a free lecture and book signing about the Salem privateers during the War of 1812.
June 07, 2012
Friendship to Return Home to Salem
National Park Service Superintendent Michael Quijano-West announced today that Friendship of Salem is sailing home. "It is time to celebrate! Friendship is in the water and if the weather holds, we invite the community to join us Saturday, June 9th at 3pm on historic Derby Wharf to welcome her home."
June 01, 2012
Derby House Closure
The Derby House, part of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, will be closed starting June 18th, 2012 for historic preservation work and maintenance. The work will continue throughout most of 2012, with a completion date to-be-determined.
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.