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National Park Service Visitor Center

2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
+1 978-740-1650
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First stop

This should be the first place to stop and get information. The staff is extremely knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Bradenton, Florida
Starting point to tour Salem

This is the best spot to start sightseeing around Salem. The short film gives you a good take on... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Traveler O
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Located on New Liberty Street across from the municipal parking garage and next to the Peabody Essex Museum, the National Park Service Visitor Center is an ideal place to begin your visit to Salem and the Essex National Heritage Area. National Park Service Rangers and Volunteers will welcome you to the city and to the Heritage Area, and help you plan your visit.
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2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
+1 978-740-1650
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This should be the first place to stop and get information. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Plus you can shop for some unique items.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the best spot to start sightseeing around Salem. The short film gives you a good take on how significant Salem was to maritime trade. A lot of good info. Gift shop had a good selection of books on everything Salem to include both...More

Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the National Park Service Visitors Centers are always great sources of information and this one is no different.

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great employees working at the Visitor's Center- there was a table where people would give out maps of the city and free information. There was a good video about the parks in the area. Sadly, there was a woman being very rude to a Park...More

1  Thank PadreGirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Visitor Center is a good source of information for the start of your trip. Brochures and things to help you plan.

Thank jvikingfan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Make sure to utilize this center for information before embarking out into the Salem city. The gift shop has reasonable prices and a good collection of books on the area.

Thank Em M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learn what you need to hear, check out some exhibits and grab your Junior Ranger info. They had checkers there also and a couple of other items but nothing you have to see

Thank Keith T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So informative, can answer any question, movies to see, cheap! They have volunteers walking around to help, they gladly take pics and explain the displays. Very nice.

1  Thank Redvette69
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Forget paying for a guide and all that, use this public service. (Well you paid for it with your taxes so kinda free.) Rebuilt from the Old Salem Armory and well done. It is its own historic site and worth a visit for that alone....More

1  Thank Maui-Honu
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This center was clearly built and funded for the maritime history of the region. Although the center tries to capitalize on the "Witch City" label, staff won't be able to give you much advice in that department, demurring because most of the the witch trial...More

Thank Lori Y
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13 October 2016|
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Open 9AM-5PM every day except closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st