Salem Maritime National Historic Site, Salem

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  • We came to Salem for the Witch Museum and found this gem. There is a visitor center with a gift shop and restrooms. When you are there get a walking map and do a walking tour of the area. The area is ...  more »
  • Is a place considered as a function of the historical great maritime activity there was in the past, but today you can see only a little of the old port, because the ancient ship "Friendship the Salem" is renovating.
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  • Waite & Peirce: Authentic and Exotic Goods is the new official museum store, brand and logo of the site, run by the park service. Very rare to find a public enterprise branded as a private one! but he...  more »
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  • We love the Salem waterfront. It is rich with history and natural beauty. Get out and walk these old streets and get in touch with old New England! For a wonderful maritime experience, take in a sail on the Fame Schooner docked at Pickering Wharf. The crew is awesome and you can help with raising the sails and even spend some time at the tiller! There are also some great seafood places on the waterfront.
  • Salem is a very cool place to visit, with the occult vibe of New Orleans meshed with a northern seaport town vibe. I spent a few hours walking the city late at night, so I cannot attest to the experience of the museum, as it was closed. The little town has a lot to offer, with bars and restaurants and live entertainment going into the late hours on a Wednesday night.
  • This is quintessential Salem, but damn do I miss our resident tall ship, the Friendship! Once it returns this will be an amazing photo opp again. In the meantime, it's fun to wander out to the small lighthouse and read about the history of Salem as you walk.
  • Very beautiful views of the water and also a very calming spot to sit and clear your mind for a few minutes. The Tall Ship is usually docked there during boating season which you can pay a certian price to take a tour of. Very educational and fun. There's also quite a few local places to shop, eat, and grab dessert or coffee in just a short distance.
  • Very informative staff, I learned alot at this museum, it's a great place to take children, the employees are really great and know what they're talking about, it was a great window into history
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