Things to Do at Salem Maritime

The maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts stretches back nearly four hundred years. Today, you can explore that history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site through guided tours, exhibits, wayside signs, junior ranger programs, special events, and films.

Note: Friendship of Salem is currently undergoing repairs and routine maintenance at dry dock in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
The Derby House is currently undergoing refurbishment and will be closed Summer 2017.

 
 
Young visitors are sworn in as Junior Rangers
Young visitors are sworn in as Junior Rangers

NPS

At the Visitor Center, 2 New Liberty Street
May - October: Open daily, 9am - 5pm
November - April: Open Wednesday - Sunday, 10am - 4pm

  • Become a Junior Ranger! Stop by the Visitor Center when you arrive to learn more or get ahead of the game by downloading Junior Ranger activities online.
  • Watch a film
    • Where Past is Present, 27 minutes, Daily screenings at 10:15am, 12:00pm, 2:00pm, FREE
    • Salem Witch Hunt, 38 minutes, Daily screenings at 11:00am, 1:00pm, 3:00pm, ADULT: $5.00, SENIORS/KIDS: $3.00



 
Pedricks store house on Derby Wharf
Pass by Pedricks store house as you walk along Derby Wharf
On the Waterfront, 193 Derby Street
  • Visit the Custom House, open daily May to October from 10am to 4pm and November through April by tour only on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Reserve your spot at the Visitor Center, 978-740-1650.
  • Visit the Narbonne House, open daily July through September from 11am to 12pm and 2:30pm to 3:30pm and November through April by tour only on Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30pm. Reserve your spot at the Visitor Center, 978-740-1650.
  • Explore Salem's Historic Wharves using wayside signs.
  • Walk the 1/2 mile length of Derby Wharf to visit the Derby Wharf Light Station
  • Visit Waite and Peirce, our park store, open daily 10am to 5pm.
  • Download our self-guided audio tour to learn more about the site.
  • Check out one of our self-guided walking tours
  • Bring a lunch and dine at our picnic tables, surrounded by centuries old trees and historic structures. Remember to carry out your trash!


 
A group of children with a Park Ranger
Education Rangers with group of preschool students

Special Events & Exhibits

In addition to our regularly scheduled programs, Salem Maritime hosts and participates in a variety of events in the community of Salem and beyond.

Remember to check for any upcoming special events on our Calendar.





 
The industrial buildings at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
The industrial buildings at Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Beyond Salem Maritime National Historic Site


 

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

(978) 740-1650

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