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.
The National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem
Derby Wharf - (978) 740 -1650
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.