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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  • Really enjoyed seeing everything. Was very interesting. Friendly knowledgeable rangers.
  • It's just tough getting around Salem in a vehicle. It's a cool place though. Definitely worth a visit. Maybe not so much on Halloween though.
  • An amazing piece of American history. Do not forget to also check out the Customs House. Peaceful, serene and a good photo-op location.
  • Small museum but well worth a stop and look. Had some behind the scenes look at items not generally on display and additional stories given by staff members who went out of their way to any our questions
  • This was a great piece of maritime history in America and a good view of how the US economy was initially so based on the sea.

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Where to stay in Salem

There are a number of accommodations within walking distance of downtown, enabling you to make the most of Salem’s nightlife and dining options. Those who want a room rich with character should look to the outskirts of the city. There you can find a number of charming bed and breakfasts, several of which are in restored century-old homes. A house or apartment rental is ideal if you're on vacation for a longer period of time.
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