SALEM MARITIME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

The Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a National Historic Site consisting of 12 historic structures, one replica tall-ship along the waterfront of Salem Harbor in Salem, Massachusetts. Salem Maritime is the first National Historic Site established in the United States (March 17, 1938). It interprets the Triangle Trade during the colonial period, in cotton, rum, sugar and slaves; the actions of privateers during the American Revolution; and global maritime trade with the Far East, after independence.