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.
Current Conditions

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

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Park Hours

September 25 - October 31

Derby Wharf and Park Grounds Around Historic Structures

Open 24/7

Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center

10 am - 4 pm

Waite and Peirce Park Store

10 am - 5 pm

Public Stores and Scale House

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 3 pm

Narbonne House

12 noon - 3 pm

Derby House
30-minute tours with park staff (as available)
Due to limited tour capacity, reservations available upon arrival

Thursday - Friday
12 noon - 3 pm

Friendship of Salem

12 noon - 3 pm

Central Wharf Restrooms

9 am - 4 pm


Last updated: September 26, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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