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.
- The Orientation Center at Salem Maritime National Historic Site, 193 Derby Street
- The 18-minute-long film “To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East,” on Salem’s maritime history, is shown in the theatre in the Orientation Center. The seating in the theatre is not fixed, and can be moved to accommodate a wheelchair anywhere in the theatre. Please ask the ranger at the desk for assistance.
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.
- A computer monitor located in the Orientation Center provides a virtual tour of all the site’s historic structures, along with historical information and images not seen anywhere else in the park.
- 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.