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 »
Salem is about half an hour from Boston by public transportation.
By Commuter Rail
From the Salem Depot to the Visitor Center
The Visitor Center is about a 5 minute walk from the depot.
From the end of June to the beginning of September, Salem is also accessible from Boston by a high-speed ferry. It is approximately 45 minutes to Salem from Boston by ferry.
For more information about rates and schedules for the Salem Ferry, click here. This link will open in a new window.
The ferry docks at Blaney Street in Salem. It is approximately a five minute walk from the ferry dock to Salem Maritime NHS.
At the corner of Blaney Street and Derby Street, turn left on Derby Street. Salem Maritime is five very short blocks from Blaney Street.
Did You Know?
Over 150 feet of shelving is needed to store the Customs Service records from the ports of Salem and Beverly at the National Archives' New England facility in Waltham, MA. More...