Salem Maritime National Historic Site
The Salem Maritime National Historic Site consists of 12 historic structures, one replica tall-ship, and about 9 acres of land along the waterfront of Salem Harbor. 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. The National Park Service manages the site and a regional visitor center in downtown Salem. A short walk from the Salem Maritime National Historic Site are the Chestnut Street District, Federal Street District, Downtown Salem District, Bridge Street Neck Historic District, Charter Street Historic District, Crombie Street District, Derby Waterfront District, Essex Institute Historic District, Salem Willows Historic District and the Salem Common Historic District.