Museums & Attractions

With a history as rich as ours, it makes sense that we have a whole host of museums and attractions. What will you explore?

 
Derby Wharf Light Station
The Derby Wharf Light Station was constructed in 1871 to better assist ships entering Salem Harbor. The lighthouse features a unique square design, and is...
 
Friendship
Friendship of Salem
The National Park Service owns and operate this replica tall ship. Friendship commemorates Salem’s role as a center of global trade in post-Colonial America. Tours...
 
New England Pirate Museum
New England Pirate Museum (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
Currently closed. Visit piratemuseum.com for updates. “An Historical Adventure.” The unique and little know history of New England sea robbers comes alive at the Pirate...
 
Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center (GIFT SHOP OPEN)
Located at 2 New Liberty Street across from the Peabody Essex Museum and the Museum Place Garage, a central location to all the museums, restaurants,...
 
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Please note programming and interior access to buildings is currently unavailable. The grounds of Derby Wharf are accessible provided that visitors follow social distancing and...
 
Salem Wax Museum
Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers
Salem’s original wax museum, family-owned and operated for over two decades! London-made wax figures depicting Salem’s history from the witch trials hysteria and bold seafarers....
 
Winter Island Light
Winter Island Light, or the Fort Pickering Lighthouse was established in 1871 as part of the joint effort with the Derby Wharf Light Station and...