Alerts & Conditions

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Current Conditions

The National Park Service (NPS) is working servicewide with federal, state, and local public health authorities to closely monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and using a phased approach to increase access on a park-by-park basis.

Based on guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, access to the park is as follows:


  • The outdoor spaces including the grounds, gardens, waterfront, and wharfs of Salem Maritime remain accessible 7 days a week.
  • Waite & Peirce Museum Store and Information Center is a specialty giftshop located at 193 Derby Street. The store will re-open on Thursday, November 19, 2020 and will be open 7 days a week, 10:00AM to 5:00PM. Retail sales are provided by our partner Eastern National.
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To enjoy the park online, visit our "Virtual Programs" page.

A return to full operations will continue to be phased, and services may be limited. When visiting, please follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, and avoid crowding and high-risk outdoor activities.

The CDC has offered guidance to help people recreating in parks and open spaces prevent the spread of infectious diseases. We will continue to monitor all park functions to ensure that visitors adhere to CDC guidance for mitigating risks associated with the transmission of COVID-19 and take any additional steps necessary to protect public health.

Last updated: December 29, 2020

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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