Accessibility

For Visitors with Mobility Impairments
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.
  • The Salem Visitor Center is fully accessible. Wheelchair spaces are available at the front and back of the theater to facilitate viewing of the 27-minute long orientation film “Where Past is Present” on the history of Salem and Essex County.

Accessible bathrooms are located:

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


For Visitors with Sight Impairments

  • An audio tour of Salem Maritime National Historic Site and a map formatted for a Braille printer can be downloaded from our web site.
  • Large print versions of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site brochure are available at the Salem Regional Visitor Center front desk.

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