Salem Maritime National Historic Site685 Votes Currently Open
- Address: 160 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970, USA, United States
- Timings: 24-hrs Details
- Phone: +1-9787401650
- Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
- Tags: Historical Site, Family And Kids
Regarded as the first National Historic Site in the United States, Salem Maritime National Historic Site offers you a true flavor of the city of Salem. Preserving a wide range of attractions that include Derby House, Derby Wharf, Friendship of Salem, Hawkes House, Narbonne House, Pedrick Store House, Custom House, St. Joseph Hall, and West India Goods store, Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a one-stop destination that will keep you occupied for sure. Get closer to history by taking a tour of the Custom-house, explore the culturally significant Hawkes house and Narbonne House, scan the lengths of the Salem's longest Wharf of Derby Wharf and catch a sight of the Derby Wharf lighthouse that reaches out to the ocean. Set in close range to the ocean, Salem Maritime National Historic Site offers a refreshing experience.
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Hours
- Visitor Center: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00am - 5:00pm
- Visitor Center (April): Monday - Sunday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
How to Reach Salem Maritime National Historic Site
- Rent a car or hire a taxi.
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95% of people who visit Salem include Salem Maritime National Historic Site in their plan
08 AM - 09 AM
36.16% of people start their Salem Maritime National Historic Site visit around 08 AM - 09 AM
People usually take around 1 Hr to see Salem Maritime National Historic Site
53.36% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Salem Maritime National Historic Site Reviews & Ratings
My my my! What a wonderful place. We visited what seems like a long time ago but the memories are so fresh. I hope it’s still as amazing as it was then. I really recommend it. Everyone we encountered was so friendly and the history of the area was astounding. I hope to go back one day for fresh memories.
If you have kids be sure to ask about the Junior Ranger program. It’s fun and they can get a Junior Ranger badge. It’s fun here and you get to walk on an actual ship and see what it would feel and look like. I recommend dropping by the Salem visitor Center first and watching their 30 minute video that explains the history of the town. It helps explain everything.
A neat little place with a nautical theme. Cashier was very knowledgeable in the history of Salem and was helpful in information on the ships I could tour and things going on in the harbor the day I went. Items in the store are pricey but very cool. They have model ships and small nautical gadgets, toys for kids, rope toys for dogs and a very cool collection of different teas. The store is worth stopping in and exploring
So happy we went to the Maritime park! The rangers were all very happy to share their knowledge of Salem’s history. If you’re thinking about visiting the House of the Seven Gables- the National Park tour, Customs House, and Friendship are an awesome way to round out your experience of Salem. Shout out to Peter the Park Ranger, our guide today, who made the 2:30 tour one of my favorite parts of visiting Salem!
Lovely historic waterfront and period homes. It is definitely worth your time in visiting Salem. The waterfront area is very nice for sight seeing, just take a stroll along the jetty up to the little sea light. There is a little house for souvenir shopping with very helpful and knowledgeable clerks. It is a complete nautical site with the opportunity to get on board to explore Friendship of Salem and the visit the historical naval repair shop that has been transported from Marblehead.