• 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?

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.