• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Fishing Prohibition on Hold

    On 8/20/14 the park issued a rule change prohibiting fishing throughout the park due to concerns over water quality and visitor safety. The fishing prohibition is now on hold, pending further review - click for more information. More »

Virtual Tour

For photographs and text descriptions of the buildings and landscape at Salem Maritime, click on the buildings in the map below.

Salem Maritime also has an audio tour, ready for downloading to your computer or portable digital player. Click here to go to the tour!

 
Painting of an aerial view of Salem Maritime Derby Wharf Lighthouse  Pedrick Store House  U. S. Custom House  Friendship of Salem    Derby Wharf  Central Wharf  St. Joseph Hall  West India Goods Store  Derby House  Hawkes House  Narbonne House  Hatch's Wharf  Salem Maritime Orientation Center

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.