Salem Maritime National Historic Site

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site – Derby House

On March 17, 1938, Salem Maritime National Historic Site was the first national historic site established by the National Park Service under the National Historic Sites act of 1935. Its purpose is to promote the maritime history of New England and the United States, and preserve part of the historic waterfront in Salem, Massachusetts. Together, this collection of wharves and buildings tell the story of the development of colonial port towns, the importance of international trade to the early economy of the United States, and the connection between maritime trade and growing industrialization.The pages in this section of the web site explore the people, places, stories, and collections associated with the site.

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Salem Maritime National Historic Site