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 »
Junior Ranger Day Activities
Junior Ranger Day is April 23, 2011! Join the rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime, the national park in Salem for the nationwide celebration of Junior Ranger Day in the national parks Between 10 AM and 3 PM, the national park rangers and volunteers at Salem Maritime will present free programs for kids of all ages at the Salem Visitor Center, on historic Derby Wharf and on board the tall ship Friendship.
On board Friendship:
On Derby Wharf
At the National Park Service Visitor Center
New England Aquarium
The featured activity this year is the New England Aquarium's Traveling Tidepool. Do you know what a sea urchin eats and what eats a sea urchin? Find out from 11 AM to 2 PM under a tent on Derby Wharf. At the traveling tidepool kids will be able to see, touch, smell, and learn about live tidepool animals with the help of New England Aquarium educators.
Did You Know?
In addition to being a world-famous author, Salem native Nathaniel Hawthorne also held three government positions: Measurer for the Port of Boston, Surveyor of the Port of Salem, and U.S. Consul to Liverpool. The Custom House in Salem where he worked is now part of Salem Maritime NHS. More...