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?
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...