Visiting In October?

Real Pirates Location

Real Pirates Salem is housed in a large brick building behind Lulu’s Bakery which abuts Derby Street. The Museum is also situated on historic Charlotte Forten Park in front of the building. You will know you are at the correct location when you see our very tall character murals of some of our pirates painted on the exterior of the brick walls out front. 


There are a few options for parking in the area of Real Pirates Salem in October. 

  • First, there are a few public parking spaces in the back of the Real Pirates Salem building at 285 Derby Street – a limited number of spaces but you may be able to obtain a lucky space on the day of your entrance to the Museum.
  • If these spots are not available, there is also street parking via meters on Derby Street.
  • A third option is also a very inexpensive public garage approximately one block away from the Museum – literally a 3 minute walk. This location is also above the Destination Salem headquarters office where you can stop in and pick up other brochures and information about Salem.

Entrance Protocols

Real Pirates Salem guests are welcome to visit the Museum at any time during opening on the date specified on each ticket. The Museum opens at 10:00 am each day and the last entrance is at 4:30 pm for a 5:00 pm closing.  On October weekends, with high demand, the Museum may stay open slightly later than 5 pm. To be certain, contact Real Pirates Salem or Google the Museum for updated information.
We look forward to seeing you at the Museum!