We invite you to explore Salem Maritime National Historic Site! The national park’s grounds, trails, gardens, and wharfs are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The park's historic buildings, tours, and programs operate on a seasonal schedule. Ready?
Visit a Visitor Center
Explore the Waterfront
FRIENDSHIP OF SALEM
Step aboard this replica tall ship to learn about Salem's global connections and life and work at sea.
Pedrick Store House
Moved from the neighboring town of Marblehead, warehouses like this one once lined the wharfs filled with goods from around the world.
One of four historic wharfs in the park, walk the Derby Wharf National Recreation Trail that reaches into Salem Harbor.
Derby Light Station
Once powered by an oil lamp shining through a Fresnel lens, this light station at the end of Derby Wharf, is now solar powered.
Explore Historic Buildings
Step back in time in this warehouse to examine examples of trade goods that would have been stored or impounded here.
Take in the views from this prominent building where Nathaniel Hawthorne once worked and the U.S. Custom Service operated.
Check out this small brick building used to store and safeguard the equipment for to weighing and measuring the cargo of ships.
Learn and Tour
Explore Beyond Salem MaritimeLooking for things to do in Salem beyond the borders of the National Park? Find out all you need to know at Destination Salem!
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site
Visit our sibling site, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, located only 12 miles away.
Boston Harbor Islands
Once visited by Salem’s Nathaniel Hawthorne, you too can explore the natural environment and maritime history of the islands.
Essex National Heritage Area
Essex County, including its 34 cities and towns, is designated a national heritage and offers rich opportunities to connect people to place.
Last updated: September 2, 2020