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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Top 10 Tips for Visiting Salem Maritime

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Basic Information

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Places To Go

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Last updated: October 7, 2021

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem , MA 01970



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