Central Wharf Restrooms Closed
The Central Wharf public restrooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 18th and 19th for exterior door replacement. They are scheduled to reopen on Saturday at 9am.
Fishing Prohibition on Hold
On 8/20/14 the park issued a rule change prohibiting fishing throughout the park due to concerns over water quality and visitor safety. The fishing prohibition is now on hold, pending further review - click for more information. More »
Plan Your Visit
Please allow one to three hours to visit our site - all tours and programs are free. We offer hour-long tours of the site guided by one of our rangers, several self-guided exhibits and two free orientation films. During the summer, the tall-ship Friendship of Salem is self-guided and staffed by rangers and volunteers. For more information on our tours and hours, click here. For complete visitor information on most Salem attractions please visit Salem.org.
Did You Know?
The largest customs duty bill collected at the Port of Salem was $140,761 when the ship Sumatra returned from Canton in 1831.