Public Transportation

 
On a bright day, a small boat motors past the square, black and white lighthouse on Derby Wharf.
Derby Wharf lighthouse, built in 1871, is only one of the many historic structures that can be seen at Salem Maritime.

NPS photo

 

Salem is about half an hour from Boston by public transportation.

By Commuter Rail

  • From North Station, take the Newburyport/Rockport line to the Salem Depot.
  • From the Salem Depot, it is about a five minute walk to the Regional Visitor Center.
    • Walk up the stairs, and cross Bridge Street at the traffic light. Proceed straight down Washington Street to Church Street (there is a Ben and Jerry's and a bank on opposite sides of the street at the corner)and take a left on Church.
    • Proceed down Church Street to the Visitor Center on New Liberty Street, past the Museum Place Mall and the Municipal Parking Garage.
  • Click here to go to the MBTA Commuter Rail schedules.


By Bus

  • Buses #450 and #455 go from the Haymarket station in Boston to the Salem rail depot.
  • From the Salem Depot, it is about a five minute walk to the Regional Visitor Center.
    • Walk up the stairs, and cross Bridge Street at the traffic light. Proceed straight down Washington Street to Church Street (there is a Ben and Jerry's and a bank on opposite sides of the street at the corner)and take a left on Church.
    • Proceed down Church Street to the Visitor Center on New Liberty Street, past the Museum Place Mall and the Municipal Parking Garage.
  • Click here to go to the MBTA Bus Schedule.
 

By Ferry

From the end of June to the beginning of September, Salem is also accessible from Boston by a high-speed ferry. It is approximately 45 minutes to Salem from Boston by ferry.

For more information about rates and schedules for the Salem Ferry, click here. This link will open in a new window.

The ferry docks at Blaney Street in Salem. It is approximately a five minute walk from the ferry dock to Salem Maritime NHS.

At the corner of Blaney Street and Derby Street, turn left on Derby Street. Salem Maritime is five very short blocks from Blaney Street.

Last updated: June 21, 2017

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Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone:

(978) 740-1650

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