Welcome to the United States Naval Shipbuilding
Museum Online. Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts.
The USNSM is home to the USS Salem, the world's only preserved
Heavy Cruiser. We are located in the former Quincy Fore River
Shipyard, once one of the Nation's largest Shipbuilding
At this time, we do not have an estimate as to
when the Salem will re-open to the public. All
MBTA pier repair updates will be posted on our
website as they are announced.
On Friday September 20th,
2013 the MBTA notified us that they needed to close
the pier where we are berthed due to emergency
pier repairs; this closure required us to
temporarily close the ship and museum to the
public. The MBTA is working diligently to make
the repairs but it could be 3 to 6 months before
the needed repairs are completed.
significant portion of our fund raising
activities take place in October and November
and this closure has and will significantly
impact our fundraising for the fall and winter
seasons. The money raised this time of year is
used to purchase oil to heat the ship. The
heating of the ship is our single largest
expense each year. We need to purchase 6,000
gallons of fuel to make it through the winter.
Your support is needed and greatly appreciated.
Could you help us by buying a membership to the
museum? Or by donating to our oil fund? Click
Spend the night aboard the USS Salem with our
Overnight Adventure Program! We are now
scheduling groups and families for the spring
and summer of 2014. Click on the overnight tab
above for additional information.
Looking for a great Birthday Party location? Why
not celebrate your birthday aboard the USS Salem
and make it a unique and historic event. Prices
start at just $150 and include a tour of the
ship, party room and a special gift to the
birthday boy or girl. Click
The USS Salem is also available for special
events such as reunions, retirements and
whatever else you can think of. Your guests will
love the unique location and you will be helping
to support a national historic treasure.
To reserve a space for an event, please call
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Historic Naval Ships Association