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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Park Hours

June 5 - August 2

Derby Wharf and Park Grounds Around Historic Structures

Open 24/7

Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center

10 am - 4 pm
9 am - 4 pm
(Monday 10 am - 4 pm
starting July 1)

Waite and Peirce Park Store

10 am - 5 pm

Public Stores and Scale House

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Weather Permitting

Central Wharf Restrooms

9 am - 4 pm

Narbonne House Wednesday - Sunday
10 am - 12 noon
Derby House
30-minute tours with park staff (as available)
Reservations available upon arrival
Wednesday - Friday
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Friendship of Salem Saturday - Sunday
1 pm - 4 pm

Last updated: June 6, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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