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Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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Another fantastic NPS

I love national parks. This is no exception. The rich history in this area and the well... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Michael A
New Providence, New Jersey
Great History! Knowledgable and engaging Rangers!

Amazing history about Salem's Maritime history! Knowledgeable Ranger staff with unusual and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Charlie L
Salem, Massachusetts, United States
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Salem Maritime, the National Park in Salem, is a nine-acre historic site located on Salem’s waterfront that tells the history of Salem’s international trade and the sailors and merchants who built the economy of the young United States. National...more
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193 Derby St, Salem, MA 01970-5637
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love national parks. This is no exception. The rich history in this area and the well preserved...200 year old...buildings are awesome to view. Great spot. A lot of great pics , and the house of the seven gables are here as well. Take an...More

Thank Michael A
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Amazing history about Salem's Maritime history! Knowledgeable Ranger staff with unusual and interesting stories. Who knew???

Thank Charlie L
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We were a bit confused about this site. Usually you just show up to a NHS and it’s all good. This is very spread out and didn’t even realize there was an actual visitor center located farther away until reading a review here. We were...More

Thank MrsPickle
Reviewed 11 September 2018

We were here on a chilly November day so most of the buildings weren't open and there were no boats. Nevertheless, the outdoor information panels were interesting and the restored houses along the waterfront beautiful. I don't think we ever did find the information center...More

Thank RCSColumbus
Reviewed 9 September 2018

There's not a lot here at the moment as the replica tall ship is being repaired. However, it is a lovely spot on the water with great views of historic buildings, such as the Custom House. A little imagination is all that is needed to...More

Thank Barbara H
Reviewed 31 August 2018

Hopefully you have a good tour guide like we did to give you extra info on this. Cool an old sea port is still here.

Thank chadyoung1
Reviewed 20 August 2018

This historic site is a very important part of Salem's history, as Salem was a port used significantly by merchants.

Thank Mark42139
Reviewed 10 August 2018

My kids loved doing the Junior Ranger program and we learned so much during the process. The volunteer at the Customs House was very knowledgeable and patient with the kids and their questions...mine too!

Thank Sandy Z
Reviewed 9 August 2018

I just visited the Draken Harald Harfagre here August 7, 2018. Amazing! After a tour of the longship the rest of the exhibit was set up on the wharf. Wonderful highly recommended!

Thank beachbons
Reviewed 31 July 2018

This is a classical piece of Maritime-related history and so as you might expect it's located on the seafront. You should normally come across this site if you're doing the visitor centre inspired/sponsored walking tour of Salem. it does have that bit more class than...More

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Peter E
28 July 2018|
Response from differentname | Reviewed this property |
There were dogs all around, but there are many different individual different place to see, and I am not 100% certain that 100% of the places are friendly to dogs. Give them a buzz, you will get a straight answer.
30 July 2017|
Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
The tour took about 1.5 hours. There was no fee, just needed to make a reservation at the NPS Visitor Center near the Peabody Essex Museum (next to the tall parking structure).
20 July 2017|
Response from Linda B | Reviewed this property |
There are some special tours from time to time, such as the Narbonne House. The Custom House is open certain hours and is more of a self-guided place with rangers available to answer questions. I'd allow about 30-40 minutes... More