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“very nice place too see”

Salem Maritime National Historic Site
Ranked #13 of 78 things to do in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Salem Maritime, the National Park in Salem, is a nine-acre historic site located on Salem’s waterfront that tells the history of Salem’s international trade and the sailors and merchants who built the economy of the young United States. National Park Rangers present guided tours of historic buildings and replica tall ship Friendship, and are ready help you navigate Salem at the Visitor Center, conveniently located on New Liberty Street across from the city parking garage.
Las Vegas, Nevada
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28 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“very nice place too see”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2013

my husband loves to go and see this site, he walks and goes back in time, loves to learn new things about the trade from back in time, a must see

Visited October 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Small Town with a Big Past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2013

Helping our student group understand the link between Salem's harbor and America's wealth was something they did not expect. It was great for them to learn there is far more to Salem than witch hunts and tragedy. Touring the Friendship gave them insight into life of that era and the hardships of life aboard a trade ship. The Custom house added a connection to Nathaniel Hawthorne (and his familiar works) that also surprised them. Our guide, NPS Ranger John, was fantastic! Highly recommend learning about this important part of Salem history.

Visited November 2013
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Talent OR
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Movie about Salem witch trials was great!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

I learned the most about the witch trials during the movie we saw there. It was probably less than an hour, but was so informative, it beat out all the other attractions (definitely better than the Witch walk which was terrible).
Also the gift shop had some great items, books, and other unique an interesting things.

Visited October 2013
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Norfolk, Virginia
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149 reviews
47 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
“An Interesting Glimpse into Maritime History”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2013

The Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a nice place to visit. The “Friendship” and wharf provides an interesting glimpse into maritime history. Ship tours are free and informative. A great stop during your visit to Salem.

Visited October 2013
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Spokane, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Closed”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013

Disappointing that this site was closed due to Government shut down. You could walk up to the ship and look at it but obviously were unable to board.

Visited October 2013
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