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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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Helpful and a lovely space

We were here on the day the 'government was shutdown' but this facility was still open! They have a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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This NPS visitor center was a great first stop in Salem. We got an overview of Salem's maritime... read more

Reviewed 7 January 2018
Elizabeth H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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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 3 weeks ago

We were here on the day the 'government was shutdown' but this facility was still open! They have a lovely gift shop and great information about the area. Also water fountains and clean bathrooms!

Thank rbwriter
Reviewed 7 January 2018

This NPS visitor center was a great first stop in Salem. We got an overview of Salem's maritime history (the reason for the NPS presence) as well as guidance on other sites to see throughout the town. The staff is knowledgable and helpful though they...More

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 5 December 2017

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 14 November 2017

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 9 November 2017

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 31 October 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 23 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
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Open 9AM-5PM every day except closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st