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 and various tours and programs operate on a seasonal schedule. All park facilities are closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st.

Visit Things to Do for more information.

 

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
November 1 - May 12: Wednesday - Sunday, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
May 13 - October 31: Daily, 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open on Monday Holidays: November 12, January 21, February 18, April 15
Closed: Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day

 

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

Docked at Derby Wharf
Closed
Friendship of Salem is currently undergoing repairs and routine maintenance at dry dock in Gloucester, Massachusetts. Friendship should return to Derby Wharf in 2018.

 

The Narbonne House

 
Narbonne House
The Narbonne House
71 Essex Street, Salem, MA, 01970
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.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday, 2:30-3:30 pm, join a ranger-guided tour through the Narbonne House and Derby House. Reservations are required. Stop by the Visitor Center, Waite and Peirce, or call 978-740-1650.
 

The Custom House

 
Custom House
The Custom House
176 Derby Street, Salem, MA 01970
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.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday, 1:00-2:00pm
 

The Derby House

 
Derby House
The Derby House
168 Derby Street, Salem MA, 01970
The Derby House was home to a prominent and wealthy merchant family and at least two enslaved people.
Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday, 2:30-3:30pm, join a ranger-guided tour of the Derby House and Narbonne House. Limited to 8 people. Reservations are required. On the day of your visit, stop by the Visitor Center, Waite and Peirce, or call 978-740-1650 to reserve your spot.

Last updated: November 7, 2018

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

(978) 740-1650

Contact Us