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National Park Service Visitor Center

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Nice Staff and very Good Information

As we came to Salem we walked from the Parking Lot to the Visitor Center. We wanted just a Map of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
KonstantinF1984
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Neudorf bei Staatz, Austria
Break

We stopped here for a quick break.The staff is very helpful. They had a lot of pamphlets. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Carrm89
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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...more
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2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As we came to Salem we walked from the Parking Lot to the Visitor Center. We wanted just a Map of Salem. But also in the Visitor Center theres a few Things to discover. You can buy Souvenirs there and also Books about Salem, Witches...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank KonstantinF1984
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped here for a quick break.The staff is very helpful. They had a lot of pamphlets. The restrooms are very clean. They did have benches outside.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Carrm89
Reviewed December 7, 2018

After visiting the Peabody Museum, we crossed over the road to check out the National Parks Visitors information Center, formerly the Salem Armory for information on things to see and do in Salem. Situated in the former drill shed of what was once the headquarters...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed November 3, 2018

Started here on my day in Salem. Very informative and helpful rangers and volunteers. They recommended I sign up for the Derby/Narbonne House Tour, which is limited to 7-8 people once a day and I'm glad I did. I got much more out of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Holly T
Reviewed October 30, 2018

I recommend you start your visit to Salem MA at the visitor center, as they offer much useful information here. The staff there is very knowledgeable and are able to offer recommendations, etc. they also have some really nice maritime based artifacts and models here....More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed October 29, 2018 via mobile

I find visitor centers helpful. This one had free movie on local history and items to view along with a nice gift shop and restrooms.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lather66
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Great facility. Organized and clean. Great information. Approachable staff. Wish I had this as my jump off point!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank anngadam
Reviewed October 21, 2018

Great location and information (and a nice assortment of souvenirs) but we really needed it to be open beyond 5pm on such a busy weekend as the 20th and 21st were!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ShannonD1577
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We went several times to ask for advice and the rangers were amazing. Plus they have real bathrooms. :)

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LoriH1296
Reviewed October 20, 2018 via mobile

The film is absolutely worth doing, before anything else in Salem. It gives factual information about Salem and the witch trials. It's about 40 mins long. It was so cheap. 5 dollar each I think. The staff were a bit grumpy and not very helpful,...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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jmestyle
September 30, 2018|
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Response from Elizabeth D | Reviewed this property |
There is a parking area near the visitors center. It is not free, you have to pay to park. It wasn't designated specifically to the visitors center.
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Brent B
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Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Open 9AM-5PM every day except closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st
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