• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • 2014 Salem Maritime Festival - Saturday, August 2nd 10-4PM

    Join us for the 26th Annual Salem Maritime Festival on August 2nd from 10-4PM on Derby Wharf. Free boat rides, activities and music. More »

Places To Go

the graceful entry hall of the U.S. Custom House in Salem features a long flight of stairs to the second floor.

The entry hall of the U.S. Custom House in Salem, where Nathaniel Hawthorne worked from 1846 to 1849.

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There are plenty of places to go in Salem, Massachusetts. Start your visit to this historic city at the National Park
Service Visitor Center
in Salem, where the staff will help you plan your visit to the area.

For more information about events and sites in Essex County, the Essex National Heritage Area website has comprehensive information about Essex County. This link will open in a new window.

 
If you are planning a longer vacation to Massachusetts, please check out the National Park Service's Massachusetts Trip Planner to help you find the many National Park Service units in Massachusetts. The site even includes half-day and full day itineraries for the Boston area. This link will open in a new window

Did You Know?

A redware plate with a yellow design, a blue and white Chinese teacup, and a brown and white bowl were found in pieces

In the mid-1970s, archaeologists found over 130,000 artifacts in the backyard of the Narbonne House at Salem Maritime NHS.