History & Culture

The Derby House, built in 1762, is one of the historic structures at Salem Maritime


Salem Maritime National Historic Site promotes the maritime history of New England and the United States, and preserves part of the historic waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts. The park's wharfs and buildings tell the story of the development of colonial port towns, the importance of global trade to the early economy of the United States, and the connection between maritime trade and growing industrialization.

We invite you to explore the people, places, and stories of America's first historic site!

 
Black and white portrait of Hawthorne in a high collared shirt, chin length hair and moustache.

People

Meet some of the people that lived and worked in Salem.

Black and white historic photo of a three-story brick house with two chimneys.

Places

Explore the historic buildings and structures at Salem Maritime.

Black and white photo of tools from the parks collections.

Stories

Connect the past to the present through the stories of Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

Stacks of white storage boxes with labels.

Collections

Discover objects related to our historic buildings and the people who lived or worked in them.

Last updated: June 3, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

978-740-1650

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