Salem Maritime National Historic Site
This National Park preserves one of America’s most influential ports. Historic buildings, wharves, and the vessel Friendship describe the traders and sailors who brought the riches of the Far East to
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site covers about 9 acres along the waterfront of Salem Harbor. The site comprises 12 historic buildings that were associated with the maritime history of Salem in the 18th and 19th centuries. There is also the recreated 171-foot 3-mast Friendship vessel. It is…
Part of the National Park Service. Learn about Salem's place in maritime history as you walk the wharf past the Friendship (tall ship) out to the lighthouse.
“The Witch Dungeon Museum will transport you to Salem circa 1692 through moving live reenactments of the witch trials. The performances are done by professional actresses in period costumes and are based on actual historical court transcripts from the 1692 trials, which resulted in the death of 19 of more than 150 accused “witches.” The museum also features a replica dungeon that resembles those where accused witches may have been held.”
“Good food, great salad bar. Outdoor seating on the wharf overlooking the harbor and the tall ship, The Friendship.”
“Sure, it's a neat house with beautiful gardens, but the history is fascinating, as are the spooky vibes.... An amazing holdover from America's earliest days. ”
“The tavern is great. Cozy and warm, id suggest either just a drink, a snack or a meal. This hotel is on the register of historic hotels of America and a must see. The lovely lobby is always decorated for the season :)”