• 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.

Complete Audio Tour (41:15)
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 tall glass fronted bookcase in the Customs House once held leather bound volumes.

Over 150 feet of shelving is needed to store the Customs Service records from the ports of Salem and Beverly at the National Archives' New England facility in Waltham, MA. More...