Operating Hours & Seasons

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a National Park in an urban setting. The grounds, trails, wharfs and outdoor exhibits are typically open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. The park's historic buildings, the Friendship of Salem, and various tours/programs are open by seasonal schedule. All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.

Tours, Films and Programs
Click here for a list of all current tours, schedules and programs in the park.


Salem Visitor Center, formerly the Salem Armory.

The National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem
2 New Liberty Street - (978) 740-1650
Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00am-5:00pm

Mondays, Tuesdays, January 1st, Thanksgiving Day, and December 25th.

Friendship of Salem

Friendship of Salem

Friendship of Salem
Derby Wharf - (978) 740 -1650

By scheduled tour only. (Nov - April)
By scheduled tour, open ship, special events. Call for details. (May - Oct)

The orientation center for Salem Maritime is located on Derby Street.

The Orientation Center

Orientation Center
193 Derby Street - (978) 740-1660
Closed in 2015.

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