• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Audio Tour of Salem Maritime

the historic wharves of Salem Maritime jut into Salem Harbor

The tour begins with the historic wharves at Salem Maritime National Historic Site.


Audio Tour

The National Park Service is pleased to present this self-paced audio tour of Salem Maritime National Historic Site. The tour takes about an hour to complete, and consists of ten stops within the nine acre site. The stops are marked on the map (PDF). This MP3 audio tour is also available for free download on iTunes.

Introduction and the Historic Wharves(5:18)
Friendship of Salem
Custom House
Public Stores
Scale House
Narbonne House
Hawkes House
Derby House
West India Goods Store
St. Joseph Hall

To listen to this tour on your computer, simply click on each link. To download onto a portable player, from a PC right-click on a link and choose "save target as." On an Apple, CTRL+click, and choose "Download file."

Did You Know?

The octant is a navigational tool based on the curve of one eighth of a circle. It measures angles for solar and celestial navigation.

In 1799, Salem native Nathaniel Bowditch revised John H. Moore's New Practical Navigator, the standard navigation manual of the 18th century. Bowditch discovered and corrected over 8,000 errors in Moore's manual! In 1802, Bowditch published the New American Practical Navigator.