• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Central Wharf Restrooms Closed

    The Central Wharf public restrooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 18th and 19th for exterior door replacement. They are scheduled to reopen on Saturday at 9am.

  • 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 »

Accessibility

Salem Maritime National Historic Site provides many opportunities for visitors with disabilities.

Mobility Impairments

Sight Impairments

 

For Visitors with Mobility Impairments

The following visitor facilities are fully accessible to wheelchair users:

The Salem Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street

    • Wheelchair spaces are available at the front and back of the theatre to facilitate viewing of the 27-minute long orientation film “Where Past is Present” on the history of Salem and Essex County. Click here to view the film schedule.

Accessible bathrooms are located:

  • Inside the Salem Regional Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street
  • Behind the Orientation Center, 193 Derby Street

The following exhibits and historic buildings at Salem Maritime National Historic Site are accessible to wheelchair users:

  • All walkways are fully accessible.
  • The replica tall ship Friendship of Salem is fully accessible through a ramped gangway and a wheelchair lift from the main deck to the lower deck.
  • The first floors of the 1675 Narbonne House and 1762 Derby House can accommodate non-motorized wheelchairs up to 26 inches in width. If you are interested in visiting these historic structures, please contact the site at 978-740-1660 at least 3 days in advance.
  • The Scale House exhibit, behind the U. S. Custom House, is fully accessible.
 

For Visitors with Sight Impairments

At the Salem Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street

  • Large print versions of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site brochure are available at the front desk

Did You Know?

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, circa 1855.

In addition to being a world-famous author, Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne also held three government positions: Measurer for the Port of Boston, Surveyor of the Port of Salem, and U.S. Consul to Liverpool. The Custom House in Salem where he worked is now part of Salem Maritime NHS. More...