USS Salem

USS Salem Located in historic Quincy, Massachusetts, the USNSM is home to the USS Salem, the world's only preserved Heavy Cruiser.
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01/30/2020

Hi Friends and Followers,

Our Website is currently down for maintenance.

We can be contacted via messenger, by email at [email protected], or by phone at 617-479-7900

We plan to reopen mid March (weather depending) and hope to see you in the Spring!!

11/11/2019

And that's a wrap on our 2019 season! We will reopen in the spring of 2020. Thank you to all of our friends for your support!

11/09/2019

Hello friends! We will be closing for the winter starting this Monday (11/11/19) so be sure to visit this weekend! We are open Saturday and Sunday from 10-4.

08/30/2019

Happy Labor Day weekend friends! Starting this weekend, we go back to our winter hours of Saturday and Sunday from 10-4 pm.

City of Quincy
08/08/2019

City of Quincy

Mayor Thomas P. Koch toured the U.S.S. Salem today with Retired U.S. Navy's Eugene Lacey of Quincy. Lacey was stationed on the U.S.S. Salem from 1953-1955 and volunteers his time today to the education of the vessel's legacy and the history of shipbuilding in Quincy.

07/03/2019

Good morning friends! We are open today and Friday through Sunday so be sure to stop in if you're looking for some fun!

06/16/2019

Check out our new summer hours! We are now open from 10-5 Friday through Sunday!

04/20/2019

The ship is open today from 10-4 but will be closed tomorrow, Easter Sunday, so that our volunteers may celebrate with their families. Have a great weekend friends!

Museumships
03/26/2019
Museumships

Museumships

On 25 March 1947 Des Moines-class heavy cruiser USS Salem (CA-139) was launched at Bethlehem Steel Co. Fore River Shipyard, sponsored by Miss Mary G. Coffey, sister of the Honorable Edward A. Coffee, Mayor of her namesake, Salem, MA.
Museum ship in Quincy, MA

03/17/2019

Hey friends! Due to the snow and ice buildup on our deck from the weather, we will remain closed this weekend (3/16-3/17) for safety reasons.

03/07/2019

Hey friends! Due to the crazy snow and ice buildup on our deck from the weather, we will remain closed this weekend for safety reasons.

03/02/2019

It's official! Starting today, we are now open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4. Come visit!

Did you book your spot yet? Be sure to make your reservation before time runs out!
02/28/2019

Did you book your spot yet? Be sure to make your reservation before time runs out!

Today is the 60th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Salem! To celebrate, we're offering a few deals on our overnight adventure program for scout, youth and family groups for a limited time only!

Deal 1 - for groups that are currently booked - If your scout/youth group refers another group (minimum 25 people) and they book and stay overnight, your group will receive a $100 credit.

Deal 2 - for groups who have not booked yet - Book a stay on March 9th or March 30th and pay a discounted rate of only $45 per person! Deal not valid for groups who have already booked. Max of 200 people per weekend.

For more information on either deal, please email us at [email protected].

Today is the 60th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Salem! To celebrate, we're offering a few deals on our overn...
01/30/2019

Today is the 60th anniversary of the decommissioning of the Salem! To celebrate, we're offering a few deals on our overnight adventure program for scout, youth and family groups for a limited time only!

Deal 1 - for groups that are currently booked - If your scout/youth group refers another group (minimum 25 people) and they book and stay overnight, your group will receive a $100 credit.

Deal 2 - for groups who have not booked yet - Book a stay on March 9th or March 30th and pay a discounted rate of only $45 per person! Deal not valid for groups who have already booked. Max of 200 people per weekend.

For more information on either deal, please email us at [email protected].

Thanks for the photo Curt!
01/27/2019

Thanks for the photo Curt!

Came across this today. This was taken in May 1987 in the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, while I was attending HT 'A' School there. USS Salem alongside USS Des Moines in mothball fleet. Thought it might be of interest to you all.

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for spri...
01/03/2019

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for spring 2019. For more information, please email us at [email protected] or check out our website at www.uss-salem.org

#usssalem #usssalem139 #usnsm #heavycruiser #usnavy #historic #history #sailor #overnightprogram #overnightadventure #bsa #boyscouts #gsa #girlscouts #quincy #massachusetts

Today marks the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a day that forever changed the United States. We give thanks for all w...
12/07/2018

Today marks the 77th anniversary of Pearl Harbor, a day that forever changed the United States. We give thanks for all who have served and those who are currently serving - be safe and God bless you. #allgavesome #somegaveall #pearlharbor

11/24/2018

Hey friends! This is the last weekend we are open before we close for the winter. Be sure to visit!

We will be closed for the winter starting December 1st and will reopen in March 2019.

To all those who serve and have served - we thank you.#landofthefreebecauseofthebrave #usssalem #usssalemca139 #usnsm #h...
11/11/2018

To all those who serve and have served - we thank you.

#landofthefreebecauseofthebrave #usssalem #usssalemca139 #usnsm #heavycruiser #usnavy #historic #history #sailor #overnightprogram #overnightadventure #bsa #boyscouts #gsa #girlscouts #quincy #massachusetts #veteransday

11/02/2018

Hey friends! We will be reopening next weekend, November 10th-11th. We will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4. Make sure to visit us before we shut down for the winter on December 1st!

10/17/2018

Hi friends, just a quick reminder for you all - please contact Ghost Ship Harbor if you have questions about the event. We, the USS Salem museum, have nothing to do with ticket sales or the event itself. Thank you!

Timeline Photos
10/13/2018

Timeline Photos

10/13/2018
09/18/2018

Friends, we have officially closed for Ghost Ship Harbor. We will reopen as a museum in November and hope to see you then!

09/15/2018

Happy Saturday friends! We will be open both today and tomorrow from 10-5. Starting Monday, 9/17, the ship will be closed to the public in order to prepare for Ghost Ship Harbor and will not reopen as a museum until November.

Timeline Photos
09/11/2018

Timeline Photos

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for this...
08/20/2018

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for this fall and for spring 2019. For more information, please email us at [email protected] or check out our website at www.uss-salem.org

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for this...
08/20/2018

Attention, scouts and youth groups! It's that time of year again! We are currently accepting overnight bookings for this fall and for spring 2019. For more information, please email us at [email protected] or check out our website at www.uss-salem.org

We were honored to be able to provide a unique training challenge for our friends at U.S. Army North!
08/14/2018

We were honored to be able to provide a unique training challenge for our friends at U.S. Army North!

ARNORTH's Civil Support Training Activity hosted a quarterly sustainment training event last week on the USS Salem in Quincy Harbor, Mass. for the 468th Engineer Detachment, a U.S. Army Reserve unit that is part of our CBRN response forces. The training focused on confined space training and patient rescue operations on a ship. U.S. Army Engineer Regiment

07/05/2018

Hi friends, starting this weekend we will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from 10-5!

U.S. Navy
06/06/2018

U.S. Navy

Today on this 74th anniversary of D-Day, we remember and honor those members of the Greatest Generation who embarked upon the Great Crusade when the eyes of the world were upon them.

Come visit us this weekend, we are open Saturday and Sunday 10-4!   It’s a nice day to still our deck, visit our exhibit...
06/02/2018

Come visit us this weekend, we are open Saturday and Sunday 10-4!

It’s a nice day to still our deck, visit our exhibit rooms, and tour the bridge deck.

On this day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
05/28/2018

On this day, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.

05/26/2018

🇺🇸 Happy Memorial Day weekend everyone! As a reminder, we will be open Saturday and Sunday from 10-4. We will be closed on Monday for the holiday. 🇺🇸

03/30/2018

Hey friends! Just as a reminder, we will be open tomorrow, Saturday 3/31, but we will be closed on Sunday, 4/1 for the holiday. Have a great weekend!

Beautiful but cold day at the USS Salem (CA-139).
03/10/2018

Beautiful but cold day at the USS Salem (CA-139).

03/10/2018

We've officially opened for the spring! Come visit on Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4!

The United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem (CA-139) commend Paul Allen and his research team for the discov...
03/05/2018
VIDEO: Billionaire Paul Allen Finds Lost World War II Carrier USS Lexington - USNI News

The United States Naval Shipbuilding Museum & USS Salem (CA-139) commend Paul Allen and his research team for the discovery of the first USS Lexington (CV-2) in the Coral Sea. A “Quincy-built” vessel, she was ordered as a battlecruiser (CC-1), she was reclassified and redesigned, launched in 1925 as an aircraft carrier from the Fore River Ship and Engine Building Co., in Quincy, Massachusetts.

Billionaire-turned-explorer Paul Allen has discovered the missing wreck of the World War II carrier USS Lexington (CV-2) at the bottom of the Coral Sea. The crew of his personal research ship R/V Petrel found the missing ship two miles below the surface and about 500 miles off the eastern coast of A...

03/01/2018

Hey friends, have you missed us? We are happy to announce our official spring opening date! We will reopen to the public on March 10th and will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 10-4. We can't wait to see you!

As Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday and we’re destined for six more weeks of winter, another cold snap has bro...
02/04/2018

As Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow yesterday and we’re destined for six more weeks of winter, another cold snap has brought out our boiler and heating crews today. New steam blower installed in our galley. Special thanks to Patrick Scanlon, Merle Robinson, James Bodell, John Meli, Jerry Ioannilli, Jeff Gilman, Kevin O’Sullivan, Kevin Sweeney #ColdEnoughForYou #6MoreWeeks #WaitingForSpring

01/14/2018

Our volunteer machinists working aboard in the cold during our winter shutdown. Jeff Gilman, Jim Bodell (at lathe). Nod to John Meli on camera.

Scout & Youth Groups! Are you looking for a fun activity for this spring? We are currently booking for March - June over...
01/09/2018

Scout & Youth Groups! Are you looking for a fun activity for this spring? We are currently booking for March - June overnights! We still have plenty of dates available, but spots do fill up fast! For more information, please contact [email protected] or check out our website!

The Fore River is frozen! It's a brisk 15 degrees at the ship today, how's the weather where you are? // picture by volu...
12/30/2017

The Fore River is frozen! It's a brisk 15 degrees at the ship today, how's the weather where you are? // picture by volunteer @caitlinccondon #usssalem #usssalemca139 #usnsm #heavycruiser #quincy #massachusetts #iconic #history #sailor #museumship #usnavy #navy #boyscouts #bsa #girlscouts #usa #overnight #scouts #scouting

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Quincy, MA
02169-7330

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Paul E Lavigne served on the USS Salem CA -139 from 1950 - 1954, he now resides in Denmark Me.
Will there be a haunted Halloween ship this year?
Going through my Dad’s things. Found boxes of slides that I’m sending out to be made into digital pictures. Looks like images from his USS Salem days!
A wonderful day on the USS Salem. Thank you to all my fellow.Veterans who volunteer their time.and efforts to.bring this lady back to her former glory.
I am extremely curious. In theory is the Salem in good condition enough for her to set sail again? :)
Are you open today or Friday?
**Help Support the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery Memorial Campaign** @SSHMarinersGenealogy The Descendants of Sailors’ Snug Harbor Mariners have been reaching out to Historical and Genealogical Societies, Museums, Military Veterans Groups, and Concerned Citizens, to invite them to join a Letters of Support Campaign to support their efforts to gain access to the old Sailors’ Snug Harbor Cemetery on Staten Island, in New York City, to honor their Ancestors and all of the 6,500 Merchant and Naval Mariners interred there (1834-1976), by installing a Memorial Monument (Obelisk) and holding an annual Memorial Service. Some of the Mariners were famous Sea Captains and some sailed on famous Merchant and Naval ships dating back to the American Revolution. Many were just average seamen whom sailed and endured for many years on the sea under arduous conditions. The Mariners were from many areas of the United States, Canada, and foreign countries. Some of the Mariners were from New England. https://www.findagrave.com/cemetery/2244490/sailors-snug-harbor-cemetery Sadly, the Sailors' Snug Harbor Cemetery is devoid of gravestones or markers, except for 15 remaining gravestones. The Cemetery is closed and not open to the public. The Board of Trustees of Sailors' Snug Harbor have rejected the Descendants' requests to access the SSH Cemetery to honor their Ancestors. https://nypost.com/2018/12/29/caretakers-shoot-down-plans-for-monument-for-fallen-sailors/ The Descendants are collecting Letters of Support to persuade the Trustees of Sailors’ Snug Harbor to change their decision. You can help support the Descendants by writing a Letter of Support using the Support Letter Writing Instructions at the following link: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1sZv5VFLNWw0HA-pW2i33RhbgVFQ6oExx Sailors’ Snug Harbor has a very interesting history. It was one of the first large scale retirement facilities in the United States and the first established for Merchant Mariners. It was founded by the Randall family whom were New York City Merchant Sea Captains and Privateers during the French Indian War and Patriots during the Revolutionary War. Alexander Hamilton was a friend of the Randall family and their Attorney. He helped draft the Robert Richard Randall Will in 1801 to create the SSH Trust which funded the SSH Retirement Home. During its 140+ years of operation (1833-1976) approximately 16,000 Mariners resided there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailors%27_Snug_Harbor
Happy Father’s Day from the Reiman family. Fair winds and following seas...
One of the reasons The U S dominates the world for life and liberty and safety of the world...
One of our warrior ships of the line...
My dad was a shipboard Marine who served on the USS Salem in the early/mid-50s. It was home ported out of Boston and was part of the US Mediterranean Fleet. Lots of port call, including Havana. I visited her in 2010 and had a great time.
USS SALEM CA-139 .. "DECOMMISSIONED" .. FEB. '59 .. COLD WAR .. DATED 1959