• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

Things To Do

Historic photo showing the buildings and activities on Derby Wharf, c. 1900.
This historic photo depicts Derby Wharf around 1890, at the end of the Age of Sail.
NPS collections
Explore things to do in the park by clicking the links to the left. For complete visitor information on other attractions in Salem, please visit Salem.org.

The maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts stretches back nearly four hundred years. Today, you can explore that history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site through guided tours, exhibits, wayside signs, junior ranger programs, and free orientation films.

Did You Know?

Portrait of Nathaniel Hawthorne, circa 1855.

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...