Operating Hours & Seasons

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

Visit Tours, Programs, and Activities for our current schedule.


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
May - October: Everyday from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
November - April: Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


Friendship of Salem

Friendship of Salem
Friendship of Salem

Docked at Derby Wharf
Friendship of Salem is currently undergoing repairs and routine maintenance at dry dock in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Friendship should return to Derby Wharf in 2017.


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

Last updated: May 9, 2017

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 740-1650

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