Education Programs

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Ranger-led field trip at Salem Maritime.

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Slavery & Freedom in Salem

The links between Salem and the history of slavery in the broader Atlantic world are extensive. This program explores the local history of slavery and freedom with the historic wharves, buildings, and waterfront that make up Salem Maritime.

Ranger-led Field Trips (grades 4-8)
May 14 - June 24
September 10 - October 21

Wednesday - Friday
10:30 am & 12:30 pm
Follow the links below to schedule a program

Summer Education Programs
July 9 - August 26

Email us to request a special-group program

All programs are free of charge.

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Grades 4-5

Elementary grade students explore the history of slavery and freedom in Salem using place and primary source documents.

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Grades 6-8

Middle school grade students explore the local and global history of slavery and freedom in Salem.

Young visitors take the junior ranger oath.

Self-guided Field Trip

Explore ideas for a self-guided visit to Salem Maritime.

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Professional Development

Collaborate with us to develop resources for students and teachers.

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Saugus Iron Works Education Programs

Explore more education programming at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site.

Last updated: February 9, 2023

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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