Discounts for Federal Employees During the Government Shutdown

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is affected by the government shutdown and is closed until further notice. Here are some things you can do to help:

  • Take a walk around the park and pick up litter.
  • If you see anything in need of emergency attention at the Salem Maritime Site (i.e. broken windows, extensive litter, damage) contact Ryan or Kathryn at Essex Heritage, 978-740-0444, or the staff at Waite and Peirce, 978-744-4319

Some concerned community members have expressed interest in starting up a drive for grocery gift cards and other needs. Federal employees are not allowed to accept cash or gifts, so while the thought is greatly appreciated, please do not organize this type of event.

Please visit our seasonal hours page for an up-to-date list of what’s happening in town.

For information in person, please visit:

  • Waite and Peirce, 193 Derby Street; Open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily
  • Salem Main Streets/Salem Chamber of Commerce at 265 Essex Street; Generally open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., weekdays
  • Please note there are no public bathrooms at either location.

Information and needs will be updated as needed. Please send good thoughts for a prompt end to the government shutdown so that our colleagues can get back to doing their jobs of caring for the country’s first designated National Historic Site.

The following discounts are available to federal employees during the government shutdown:

Coffee Time Bake Shop
Coffee Time Bake Shop will be offering free breakfast to all Federal Employees and immediate family members that come into Coffee Time Bake Shop on Thursday mornings until noon. This offer is good until the shutdown is over. The Federal employee must have a valid Federal Employee Identification.
96 Bridge Street | CoffeeTimeBakeShop.net

Flying Saucer Pizza Company
Flying Saucer would like to offer 15% off to federal employees with proof of employment during the shutdown. *Discount cannot apply to alcohol.
118 Washington Street | FlyingSaucerPizzaCompany.com

The House of the Seven Gables
The House of the Seven Gables will offer our services as a local visitor center AND will be offering free admission to federal employees with proof of employment upon re-opening after preservation maintenance on January 18. Open daily 10:00 am-5:00 pm. Closed January 1-17 for preservation maintenance.
115 Derby Street | 7Gables.org

Peabody Essex Museum
Complimentary admission for National Park Service and other Federal employees. (Salem residents always receive complimentary admission and Salem workers receive complimentary admission on weekdays. NPS and other Federal employees may visit the museum with complimentary admission any day during the shutdown.)
161 Essex Street | PEM.org

Rockafellas
Rockafellas would like to give back to Federal employees* and their families who are affected by the government shutdown. Every Tuesday until the shutdown is over, we would like to invite you and your family to come and enjoy lunch or dinner. We will offer a select menu (alcohol and some items excluded) during this time for you and your family to relax and not worry about the bill. Rockafellas understands the financial burden that it has put on families and we hope this gesture will allow you and your family to enjoy a night out on us. *Federal ID must be present.
231 Essex Street | RockafellasofSalem.com

Salem Witch Museum
Complimentary admission for federal employees and their families during the shutdown. The museum is open daily (closed January 14-18 for maintenance).
19 1/2 Washington Sq. N.| SalemWitchMuseum.com

Wicked Good Books
Wicked Good Books is offering federal government employees a 25% discount with government ID. Good for all regularly priced in store merchandise. Let’s make America read again!
215 Essex Street| WickedGoodBookstore.com

The Witch House
Complimentary admission for federal employees and 20% off in the gift shop.
310 1/2 Essex Street | TheWitchHouse.org