• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts



Friendship of Salem is one of the most popular features of Salem Maritime.

Courtesy of Sarah Waterworth

Thank you for your interest in supporting Salem Maritime. Your donation will enhance the programs and activities to protect park resources and provide visitor services for Salem Maritime. Philanthropic contributions continue to make a significant difference and we welcome and are grateful for your support.

Salem Maritime is able to accept direct donations. If you are interested in donating to the directly to the park you may contact Superintendent Michael Quijano-West by phone, 978-740-1680.

Donations may also be sent to:
Superintendent Michael Quijano-West
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970


If you wish to support the National Parks in general, the National Park Foundation is the congressionally-chartered national philanthropic partner of the National Park System. The National Park Foundation stewards a tradition of private support for the parks begun by the American people more than a century ago. Your support for the National Park Foundation ensures that the evolving history and rich heritage of our Nation remains vital and relevant. For more information contact them at:

National Park Foundation
1201 Eye Street, NW, Suite 550B,
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (202) 354-6460

Did You Know?

The octant is a navigational tool based on the curve of one eighth of a circle. It measures angles for solar and celestial navigation.

In 1799, Salem native Nathaniel Bowditch revised John H. Moore's New Practical Navigator, the standard navigation manual of the 18th century. Bowditch discovered and corrected over 8,000 errors in Moore's manual! In 1802, Bowditch published the New American Practical Navigator.