Things To Do

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 available on our Alerts & Conditions page. View our Calendar to learn more about our on-site programming. Are you ready for your next adventure?


Park Hours

November 1 - May 24

Derby Wharf and Park Grounds Around Historic Structures

Open 24/7

Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center

10 am - 4 pm

Waite and Peirce Park Store

10 am - 5 pm

Public Stores and Scale House

9 am - 3 pm
Weather Permitting

Central Wharf Restrooms

9 am - 4 pm


Visit the Park

Shoreline with small, rocky beach, blue skies, and calm waters.
Places To Go

Discover historic sites and structures at Salem Maritime!

Cars travel down the road in front of multi-story historic buildings.
Directions & Transportation

Learn how to get to Salem Maritime using personal or public transportation.

Two interns stand on a ship looking at a camera recording on a phone.
Virtual Programs

Whether you're visiting in person or looking to explore the park virtually, there's something for everyone!

A man and woman stand with their dog in front of Salem Maritime's wharf.

Become a Salem Maritime B.A.R.K. Ranger and have a “pawsitive” experience with your pet.


Learn about Salem Maritime

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Photos & Multimedia

Explore the park through self-guided audio tours, videos, and podcasts!

Black and white photo of tools from the parks collections.

Connect the past to the present through the stories of Salem Maritime National Historic Site.

Stacks of white storage boxes with labels.

Discover objects related to our historic buildings and the people who lived or worked in them.

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Become a Junior Ranger

Join the National Park Service "family!" Get your badge, explore, learn, and together we will protect America's National Parks.


Explore Beyond our Borders

A paved path winds through several one-story, wood-sided buildings on a river.
Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Visit our sibling site, Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site, located only 12 miles away!

Two yellow boats on the water with homes visible on the shoreline.
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: November 4, 2023

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Contact Info

Mailing Address:

160 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970



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