Derby Wharf

This trail on historic Derby Wharf that reaches into Salem Harbor and ends at Derby Wharf Light, an 1871 lighthouse. The trail passes by exhibits on Salem's world trade ventures, the c. 1770 Pedrick Store House and a replica of the 1797 East Indiaman Friendship of Salem. The trail lies within the boundaries of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, the nation's first national historic site.

photo: Solar-powered Derby Light (1871) marks the end of Derby Wharf. Type:
Length: 0.38 miles
Loop Trail? No
Allowed Uses: Dogs - On leash
Heritage and History
Agency: National Park Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? No

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Directions

Location: At Salem Maritime NHS in Salem.
States: Massachusetts
Counties: Essex
Latitude: 42.52126   Longitude: -70.88692

The trail begins at the head of Derby Wharf, across from the Salem Custom House, 178 Derby St., Salem, MA 01970

Description

Trail extends along a reconstructed wharf into Salem Harbor. The tread way is flanked by grass and stone walls that form the edge of the wharf. Good views of harbor, boating activity with historic lighthouse at the end!

Additional Details

Width: 96 inches.
Primary Surface: Not Available
Secondary Surface: Gravel

Average Grade: 0%
Elevation Low Point: Not Available
Elevation High Point: Not Available
Year Designated: 1982

Contact Information

For more information and current conditions, contact the trail manager (listed below). For questions, suggestions, and corrections to information listed on the website, contact American Trails.

Trail Management:
Paul DePrey
Superintendent
Salem Maritime National Historic Site
160 Derby St.
Salem , MA 1970
(978) 740-1650
paul_deprey@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/sama

Park Ranger:
Curtis White
Supervisory Park Ranger
United States National Park Service
160 Derby Street
Salem , MA 01970
(978) 360-0191
curtis_white@nps.gov
http://www.nps.gov/sama

 

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