America's First National Historic Site

Established on March 17, 1938 as the first National Historic Site in the United States, Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of nine acres of land and twelve historic structures along the Salem waterfront, as well as a downtown visitor center. Located in the urban setting of Salem, the park preserves and interprets over 600 years of New England's maritime history and global connections.

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Things to Do

Begin planning your trip to Salem Maritime here!

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Basic Information

Operating hours, weather, directions, etc.

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Visitor Centers

Salem Armory and Waite & Peirce.

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Find out what you need a reservation for.

Last updated: March 6, 2020

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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