Please allow 1-3 hours to visit our site. All tours and programs are free, with the exception the film "Salem Witch Hunt."
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.
From the creak of Friendship's
rigging as she gently rolls in a gust of wind to the scent of spices wafting out of the West India Goods Store
, Salem Maritime NHS recreates the Golden Age of Salem. For a few exciting years when the country was young, Salem was one of the most important ports in the United States. On our tours, in our special programs, and through our Junior Ranger program, you can walk in the footsteps of Elias Hasket Derby
, America's first millionaire; Nathaniel Hawthorne
, one of America's great authors; or one of the thousands of sailors who left from Salem for adventures at sea and in ports around the world.