History & Culture

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

The purpose of Salem Maritime National Historic Site is to promote the maritime history of New England and the United States, and preserve 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. In this section, we invite you to explore the people, places, and stories of America's first historic site.


Last updated: April 1, 2020

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160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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