Side Trips from Boston Sights

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

  • 193 Derby St. Map It
  • Salem
  • Nautical Site/Lighthouse

Published 07/14/2016

Fodor's Review

Near Derby Wharf, this 9¼-acre site focuses on Salem's heritage as a major seaport with a thriving overseas trade. It includes the 1762 home of Elias Derby, America's first millionaire; the 1819 Customs House, made famous in Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter; and a replica of the Friendship, a 171-foot, three-masted 1797 merchant vessel. There's also an active lighthouse dating from 1871, as well as the nation's last surviving 18th-century wharves. The West India Goods Store, across the street, is still a working 19th-century store, with glass jars of spices, teas, and coffees. New to the site is the 1770 Pedrick Store House, moved from nearby Marblehead and reassembled right on Derby Wharf; the two-story structure once played a vital role in the lucrative merchant seaside trade.

Sight Information

Address:

193 Derby St., Salem, Massachusetts, 01970, USA

Map It

Phone:

978-740–1650

Website: www.nps.gov/sama

Sight Details:

  • Site and tours free
  • Hrs vary

Published 07/14/2016

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