Things To Do

The maritime history of Salem, Massachusetts stretches back nearly four hundred years. Today, you can explore that history at Salem Maritime National Historic Site through guided tours, exhibits, wayside signs, junior ranger programs, and films. Need help getting around? Check out our Operating Hours & Seasons for our Visitor Center and store hours, look over Directions & Transportation for getting here, and view our Maps for some extra help.

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

If you have just an hour or two,

  • take a stroll along the waterfront and explore Salem's Historic Wharves.
  • become a Junior Ranger! Stop by the Visitor Center when your arrive to learn more or get ahead of the game by downloading Junior Ranger activities online.
  • download our self-guided audio tour to learn more about the site.
  • watch our free 27 minute film at the Visitor Center, a ten-minute walk from the waterfront.
  • see some of the architectural highlights of Salem's Golden Age, including the Custom House.

If you have half a day,

If you have even more time...

Contact the Park

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970


(978) 740-1650

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