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?
In 1799, Salem native Nathaniel Bowditch revised John H. Moore's New Practical Navigator, the standard navigation manual of the 18th century. Bowditch discovered and corrected over 8,000 errors in Moore's manual! In 1802, Bowditch published the New American Practical Navigator.