• 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.

NPS

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
(5:44)
Custom House
(7:04)
Public Stores
(2:54)
Scale House
(2:45)
Narbonne House
(2:59)
Hawkes House
(3.39)
Derby House
(5:42)
West India Goods Store
(4:17)
St. Joseph Hall
(3:38)

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?

An artist's depiction of an American privateer pursuing a British merchant ship.  Painting by Thomas Freeman.

During the American Revolution, Salem was the most successful privateering port in America. Salem's 158 privateering vessels captured 445 English vessels.