Museum/Program/Site Type: Historic Site

Salem Maritime National Historic Site

Salem Maritime National Historic Site is a unit of the National Park System, one of more than 400 parks that are important examples of our national and cultural heritage. The purpose of Salem Maritime National Historic Site is to preserve and interpret resources along the waterfront of Salem, Massachusetts, that explain the nation’s settlement, its…

Peabody Essex Museum

The roots of the Peabody Essex Museum date to the 1799 founding of the East India Marine Society, an organization of Salem captains and supercargoes who had sailed beyond either the Cape of Good Hope or Cape Horn. The society’s charter included a provision for the establishment of a “cabinet of natural and artificial curiosities,”…

Hull Lifesaving Museum

The Hull Lifesaving Museum is so much more than a museum. Founded in 1978, it is an essential part of the community that for 36 years has provided not only crucial lessons from our maritime heritage, but also life-changing and sometimes life-saving youth development experiences. The museum’s mission celebrates the lifesaving spirit of Skills, Courage,…

SoundWaters

SoundWaters is the #1 choice of schools in the Long Island Sound region that study environmental and marine science. Led by a dedicated staff of experienced, professional educators on land and on-board its 80’ three-masted schooner, SoundWaters teaches over 32,000 students from 64 communities and 160 schools each year about Long Island Sound and its…

Fire Island National Seashore Lighthouse

The lighthouse tower is only accessible by 182 stairs with indoor and outdoor observation decks. You can learn about the job of the lighthouse keeper in many of the exhibits and also visit the keeper’s quarters along with its two floors of interactive exhibits. Learn about the duties of the United States Lifesaving Service, its…

Alice Austen House

The Alice Austen House fosters creative expression, explores personal identity, and educates and inspires the public through the interpretation of the photographs, life and historic home of pioneering American photographer, Alice Austen (1866-1952). Elizabeth Alice Austen spent most of her 86 years in her home, Clear Comfort, in an area of Staten Island near where…