• Salem Maritime National Historic Site

    Salem Maritime

    National Historic Site Massachusetts

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  • Central Wharf Restrooms Closed

    The Central Wharf public restrooms will be closed on Thursday and Friday, September 18th and 19th for exterior door replacement. They are scheduled to reopen on Saturday at 9am.

  • 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 »

Support Your Park

volunteers on the deck of Friendship

Volunteering at Salem Maritime is a great way to meet new people and learn new skills!

Essex National Heritage Area

Salem Maritime National Historic Site needs your support!

If you would like to donate time, check out our volunteering opportunities.

If you are interested in supporting programs financially, we have information on how to donate to Salem Maritime.


Student Employment Opportunities

The Massachusetts Area Parks Student Career Intake Program (SCIP) enables college‐aged interns from urban and minority communities to gain work experience in national parks through a structured progression of career training and agency immersion. Participation is designed to lead to permanent employment with NPS. Learn more.

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.