Places To Go

Designated in 1938, Salem Maritime was the first park to be preserved as a national historic site. It is an 9-acre national park containing ten historic buildings, nine archeological sites, four historic wharfs, and a historic light station that date between 1675 and 1944.

yellow sun rises over shallow water in a tidal harbor

Discover all the places you can go when visiting Salem Maritime National Historic Site—from historic buildings to a replica tall ship!


Salem Maritime National Historic Site has two visitor centers located less than a 10 minute walk from one another. Find exhibits, maps, brochures, films, and a traditional park store at the Salem Armory Visitor Center in downtown Salem. The Waite & Peirce Park Store on Derby Street provides a boutique shopping experience to help you find the perfect souvenir.

Brick structure with the name of the visitor center
Salem Armory Visitor Center

Start here to view exhibits, watch films, and chat with a park ranger.

two story wooden building with blue sign reading Waite & Peirce
Waite & Peirce Park Store

Get your passport stamped and explore this unique store.


Park Hours

June 5 - August 2

Derby Wharf and Park Grounds Around Historic Structures

Open 24/7

Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center

10 am - 4 pm
9 am - 4 pm
(Monday 10 am - 4 pm
starting July 1)

Waite and Peirce Park Store

10 am - 5 pm

Public Stores and Scale House

Wednesday - Sunday
9 am - 4 pm
Weather Permitting

Central Wharf Restrooms

9 am - 4 pm

Narbonne House Wednesday - Sunday
10 am - 12 noon
Derby House
30-minute tours with park staff (as available)
Reservations available upon arrival
Wednesday - Friday
1:30 pm - 4 pm
Friendship of Salem Saturday - Sunday
1 pm - 4 pm

Last updated: June 6, 2024

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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