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 (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
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)
“An Historical Adventure.” The unique and little know history of New England sea robbers comes alive at the Pirate Museum. Features a guided tour where...
 
Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center (CURRENTLY CLOSED / VIRTUAL EVENTS)
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 (CURRENTLY CLOSED / DERBY WHARF ACCESSIBLE EXCEPT RESTROOMS)
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...
 
Salem Wax Museum
Salem Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers (CURRENTLY CLOSED)
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...