Last updated: March 3, 2021
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Become a Salem Maritime B.A.R.K. Ranger
Do you want to explore Salem Maritime with your leash-holding companions? Weave around historic buildings, enjoy a walk on Derby Wharf, or take in some sunshine on the lawn? You can! Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a pet friendly park.
Interested in getting your very own B.A.R.K. Ranger dog tag? We made it easy for your human to help you get one. Just follow the B.A.R.K. Ranger principles!
B.A.R.K. stands for:
B = Bag Your Waste
Have your human pick up after you
A = Always Wear a Leash
No more than 6 feet (2 meters)
R = Respect Wildlife
No barking, digging, sniffing, or chasing
K = Know Where You Can Go
Except for buildings, you can go anywhere your human can
Once you learn the principles of B.A.R.K., find a park ranger to receive your very own B.A.R.K. Ranger dog tag!
Park rangers offer bark ranger tags during the summer months, usually mid-May through October. However, you can explore Salem Maritime with your dog year-round.
Established on March 17, 1938 as the first National Historic Site in the United States, Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of nine acres of land and twelve historic structures along the Salem waterfront, as well as a downtown visitor center. Located in the urban setting of Salem, the park preserves and interprets over 600 years of New England's maritime history and global connections.
The park is located in historic downtown Salem with fully accessible walkways. The Derby Wharf area is mostly grass which can become soft with rainfall. The Wharf is accessible by a flat gravel pathway that may be difficult to traverse with a wheelchair.