Operating Hours & Seasons

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a National Park in an urban setting. The grounds, trails, wharves and outdoor exhibits are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The park's historic buildings, tours, and programs operate on a seasonal schedule and will resume on June 1, 2019. All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.

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Salem Visitor Center

 
The Salem Visitor Center used to be the Salem Armory.
Salem Visitor Center, formerly the Salem Armory.

2 New Liberty Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
(978) 740-1650
Hours of Operation
June 1 - October 31: Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
November 1 - May 31: Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Open on Monday Holidays: November 12, January 21, February 18, April 15

 

Waite and Peirce

 
Waite and Peirce before its grand opening on July 14, 2016.
Waite and Peirce

193 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Waite and Peirce sells traditional maritime themed crafts and gifts for people of all ages.
Hours of Operation
Daily: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

Friendship of Salem

 
Friendship of Salem
Friendship of Salem

Derby Wharf, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Friendship of Salem will return to Derby Wharf in April or May of 2019.
Open 7 days a week, 10am-4pm, beginning June 1, 2019

Friendship of Salem is currently undergoing repairs and routine maintenance at dry dock in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Friendship return to Derby Wharf in April or May of 2019, but the exact date has yet to be determined.

 

The Narbonne House

 
Narbonne House
The Narbonne House
71 Essex Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Tour at 2:30pm, 7 days a week, beginning June 1, 2019
(Tour is limited to 8 people and also visits the Derby House. Reservations are required. Call the Visitor Center at 978-740-1650 or stop by to reserve your spot.)
The Narbonne house is a middle class home dating back to 1675. Archaeological work was done on the property in the 1970s and the resulting artifacts are displayed inside.
 

The Custom House

 
Custom House
The Custom House
176 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Open 7 days, 10am-4pm, beginning June 1, 2019
The Custom House, built in 1819, was where weighers, guagers, measurers,and customs officials worked to assess the new and exotic trade goods coming in from all over the world and determine how much was owed in tax. The tax money collected here was extremely important to the growth of the young nation.
 

The Derby House

 
Derby House
The Derby House
168 Derby Street, Salem, Massachusetts, 01970
Tour at 2:30pm, 7 days a week, beginning June 1, 2019
(Tour is limited to 8 people and also visits the Narbonne House. Reservations are required. Call the Visitor Center at 978-740-1650 or stop by to reserve your spot.)
The Derby House was home to a prominent and wealthy merchant family and at least two enslaved people of African descent. This Federal style building was built in 1762.

Last updated: April 5, 2019

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

(978) 740-1650

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