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 »
The National Park Service is always looking for volunteers! Volunteers help to keep our tall ship Friendship in working order, welcome thousands of visitors to Salem, and maintain our gardens.
Volunteering at Salem Maritime is a great way to meet new people, learn a new skill, and expand your horizons!
For volunteering opportunities in Cultural Resources Management, including the care of Salem Maritime's collections, work in the Derby Garden, and historical research, email Emily Murphy or call her at 978-740-1691.
Did You Know?
Salem native Captain John Derby was the first to bring news of the Battle of Lexington and Concord to England when he sailed from Derby Wharf in April 1775. In 1783, Captain John Derby was also the first person to bring news of the signing of the Treaty of Paris to America.