USS Salem CA-139
Welcome to the USS Salem & United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum
Welcome to the United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum located in the former Fore River Shipyard; once one of the nation's largest shipbuilding enterprises, in historic Quincy, Massachusetts. The USNSM is housed aboard the Quincy-built USS Salem; the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser. The museum welcome visitors for tours on seasonal weekends.
Visit The Ship
Self Guided Tours
USS Salem is open for self-guided tours seasonally mid-April to mid-November on Saturdays and Sundays with Fridays during July and August. The museum is currently operating solely with volunteers. Volunteers are available to answer questions and the occasional impromptu tour.
Functions & Guided Group Tours
We offer private guided group tours, discounted rates for large groups, and can include access to function rooms. Please contact email@example.com to schedule.
Celebrate your birthday aboard as the Officer of the Day with exclusive use of the Chief Petty Officers Mess Function Room which comfortably seats 22 people around the original table. $200 package includes a guided tour for 14 people. Additional guests can be added for $10 per person. You're welcome to bring your own food aboard. Choice of 10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1:00pm - 3:30 p.m.
Overnights on the ship
Spend the night aboard the USS Salem with our Overnight Adventure Program! Unfortunately, this program isn't currently operating. We hope to return in the fall of 2023.
Discover Historic Quincy
Just seven miles south of Boston, the City of Quincy has national historic
treasures virtually unmatched in their authenticity. Visitors are welcome to the birthplaces, summer White House and
final resting place of United States Presidents John and John Quincy Adams. Settled in 1625, Quincy is home to some
of America’s richest, most influential history.