• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts


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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