Basic Information

Color view of the waterfront with historic buildings in the background

Welcome to Salem Maritime 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 on the waterfront in the urban setting of Salem, the park and its partners preserves and interprets over 600 years of New England's maritime history and global connections. From the park’s ranger tours, Preschoolers in the Park programs, and volunteer opportunities, there are hundreds of Things to Do in the park.


Entrance Fees:

National Park Service staff, partners and volunteers are available to assist visitors at the Salem Armory Visitor Center and the Waite & Peirce Park Store.

Last updated: April 27, 2021

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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