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    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site to Waive Visitor Fees for Veterans Day Weekend 2012

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Date: November 9, 2012
Contact: Jonathan Parker, 978-210-4245

Salem, MA - 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.

The fee free designation applies to the entire weekend, Saturday, Sunday and Monday, November 10 - 12. Visitors who arrive on November 10, 11 or 12 will be allowed to attend tours and programs free of charge.

The Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St) will have park passes such as Interagency Senior, Annual and Access Passes, as well as the new Active Military Passes, available for those who wish to acquire them.

For more on what there is to see and do at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, please visit the park's web site at www.nps.gov/sama/ For more on national park fee free days, go to www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm.

Did You Know?

On a sunny day, a small boat motors past the 1871 lighthouse at the tip of Derby Wharf.

Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.