Operating Hours & Seasons

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a National Park in an urban setting. The grounds, trails, wharfs and outdoor exhibits are typically open 24 hours/day, 7 days a week. The park's historic buildings, the Friendship of Salem, and various tours/programs are open by seasonal schedule. All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.

Tours, Films and Programs
Click here for a list of all current tours, schedules and programs in the park.

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

The National Park Service Visitor Center in Salem
2 New Liberty Street - (978) 740-1650
Everyday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Friendship of Salem
Friendship of Salem
Friendship of Salem
Derby Wharf - (978) 740 -1650

The Friendship of Salem is currently undergoing repairs and routine maintenance at dry dock in Gloucester, Massachusetts. We hope that the Friendship will return to Derby Wharf by November 2016.

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

Waite and Peirce
193 Derby Street - (978) 740-1660
Grand Opening July 14, 2016!
Waite and Peirce sells traditional maritime themed crafts and gifts for people of all ages

Hours of Operation:

Sunday through Wednesday 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Thursday through Saturday 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 740-1650

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