Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

News in Salem Maritime

'Salem Witch Hunt' movie to premiere at National Park Service Visitor Center

October 3, 2011, 9:49 am
The first questions most tourists usually ask the park rangers at the National Park Service Salem Visitor Center are about the history of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials, which resulted in the hanging of 20 people accused of consorting with the devil. Now a new movie based on the most ...

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Her quest: bringing the national parks to the people

December 20, 2010, 7:52 am
The Essex National Heritage Area is all about our shared past, but it may have something to say about the future of America’s national parks. That’s why Annie C. Harris, executive director of the Essex National Heritage Commission, has been appointed to a two-year term on the Planning Committee of ...

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Weekend Getaway: Salem Maritime National Historic Site

June 23, 2010, 9:39 am
“To the Farthest Ports of the Rich East,” is the motto of the city of Salem, Massachusetts. For almost 300 years, vessels sailed from Salem carrying dried codfish and timber to trade for goods around the world.  Especially in the years after the American Revolution, Salem captains and mariners ...

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Haunted Happenings: Spend a Spooky Weekend in Salem

October 16, 2009, 10:36 am
Spend a spooky weekend in Salem, Massachusetts at the month-long Haunted Happenings, an annual Halloween festival in the bewitching seaport of Salem, Massachusetts! The month is chock-full of events, museums, attractions, shops, haunted houses and fantastic dining. On Saturday, October 17, stop by Salem Maritime National Historic Site for a ...

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