Basic Information

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. The park and its partners preserve and interpret over 600 years of New England's maritime history and global connections.

Several multi-story brick and wood-sided buildings line a waterfront reflected in the water.

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A man and woman stand with their dog in front of Salem Maritime's wharf.


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

Public WiFi is available.
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Last updated: January 3, 2022

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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