USS Salem Summer Hours Friday, Saturday & Sunday 10am - 5pm
The USS Salem (CA 139) welcomes visitors aboard Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am -5pm during the summer of 2017. Having served a distinguished 10 year career as flagship of the US Sixth Fleet in the Mediterranean and the Second Fleet in the Atlantic, the USS Salem served as host to such notables as the US Ambassador to Spain, John D. Lodge; the Honorable Thomas S. Gates, Undersecretary of the Navy; Admiral Arleigh A. Burke, USN, Chief of Naval Operations; the Shah of Iran; the President of Lebanon and the King and Queen of Greece. Although Salem never fired her mighty guns in anger, her very presence served as a stimulus for peace during those troubled times that came to be called the Cold War. She served as a Lady of Diplomacy, rather than as a means of exerting brute force. Imagine a small city placed in "mothballs", stored for 35 years, and then reopened for tours and restored to its former glory. The USS Salem was built in Quincy's former Fore River Shipyard and has returned to her homeport to serve as a museum of Quincy's proud shipbuilding past.
U.S.S. Salem, United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum, 739 Washington Street, Quincy, MA 02169 • 617-479-7900 • Summer Schedule: Open Friday - Sunday 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Admission is $10 for adults, $8 senior citizens, and children ages 4 - 12 years. Children 3 and under are free. (Note: Unfortunately the USS Salem is not currently handicap accessible)