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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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Unclear as to their reason to be, but we appreciated their restrooms and the the curt advice of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Charles A
Oberlin, Ohio
Stop here first for maps and visitor info

The National Park Service Visitor Center offers free movies about the area and attractions. There... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Dover, Delaware
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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

Unclear as to their reason to be, but we appreciated their restrooms and the the curt advice of the docent on duty.

Thank Charles A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The National Park Service Visitor Center offers free movies about the area and attractions. There are plenty of souvenirs, helpful staff, and public bathrooms.

Thank NancyMMulford
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Good exhibits, good small children's learning/play area. Informative movies and most helpful staff! Super clean bathrooms too :-)

Thank 393-On-The-Road
Reviewed 3 November 2017 via mobile

Great place to get information and start your walking tour of Salem. 20 minute free movie that shows the history of Salem. Clean bathrooms. Great place to get maps and ask questions of the National Park Service Employees. There is also a 40 minute movie...More

Thank Rottman
Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

We where looking for actual bathrooms to use while walking the busy streets of Salem and was told to come here instead of the stinky port o pots that where along the street... Very clean building. Lots to read and check out. Nice large bathrooms...More

Thank Hgtravl
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Staff were helpful, lots of information about what is going on in town. Maps were clear and easy to follow.

Thank Pamela B
Reviewed 28 October 2017

We did the Mythology of the Salem Witch Trials walking tour. It was approximately 80 min and length and took you to some of the important sites during the witch trial events. The historian provides a clear, concise and excellent accounting of the events prior...More

Thank Kimberly M
Reviewed 24 October 2017

We wandered in here and the people were great! A great place to get maps, schedules and ideas of things to do! This really made our visit enjoyable.

Thank bcreff
Reviewed 20 October 2017

There's a lot of info here and a few interesting things to see. Staff is very knowledgable about the area. Not much parking at all.

Thank turbotrevor
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Lots of history to see here for no fee. Staff was friendly and knowledgable. Great place for a rest room break.

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