Narbonne House

photo - Narbonne House
71 Essex Street
Salem, MA 01970

The Narbonne House is a non-restored example of First Period architecture continuously occupied by the same family from 1750 until it was given to the National Park Service in 1963. Today, the house is shown as an (unfurnished) architectural study property, and is a remarkable example of a middle-class family home of the 17th and 18th centuries. Visitors may also see a small portion of the 160,000 archeological artifacts uncovered on the property in the 1970s. Designations: National Historic District (1976).


Please call the park at 978-740-1650 for daily tour offerings and times, or for group reservations.

Driving Directions: 

From Route 128, take Exit 25A (Route 114 East) to Salem. Follow Route 114 into Salem where it will become North Street, then Summer Street. Turn left onto Norman Street. Go straight through the traffic light onto Derby Street. Follow Derby Street through the traffic light straight to the next intersection. You are in the midst of the Salem Maritime National Historic Site. The Orientation Center is on the right, where tours begin; the Narbonne House (not visible from the street) is on the left, behind the Custom House.

Site Notes & Advisories: 

NPS Orientation Center is located at 193 Derby Street.


  • First Period Architecture
  • Historic Resources
  • Early Settlement Trail
  • Museums

Property Owner/Organization: 

National Park Service
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead