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National Park Service Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
978-740-1650
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Ranked #7 of 42 attractions in Salem
Type: Tourist/ Visitor Centers
Owner description: Located on New Liberty Street across from the municipal parking garage and next to the Peabody Essex Museum, the National Park Service Visitor Center... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Browns Mills, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

What a wonderful place to begin your trip in Salem?! There is so much more to explore in Salem besides Witches. The Maritime history is quite amazing!!!

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Nice visitors center to get information on Salem. Some displays, small gift shop, and some information movies. We saw the Salem Witch Trial movie, which does have a fee, helped to explain the time and events. We were lucky to find street parking near the Customs house/tall ship Friendship at the wharf site, then walked up to this center. On... More

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Rocky Hill, Connecticut
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270 reviews 270 reviews
111 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Easy to get to, and has a parking garage right next to it. Nice 1/2 hr film on Salem, and the history of the area, Some unique souvenirs and memorabilia for sale. Even spices for your kitchen.

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Millersport, Ohio
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We went in to ask about area attractions... the girl gave us a map and told us about things to see but she was Not allowed to recommend any of the attractions... I was able to get another stamp in my national park book. We did not see the movie.

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Mission Viejo, CA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
26 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We usually visit National Park centers. This one we could have missed. A few displays in the lobby. A 30 minute movie that is about Salem's history. Movie was boring and barely mentioned the witch trials. They have another movie that was about the Witch Trials, but you had to pay to see it. So we didn't see it. Best... More

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New York City, New York
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

As in other Park Service sites we have toured , the Salem Park Service offers not only assistance and information, but also an excellent initiation to those first visiting Salem. There is a video presenting a credible explanation for the Salem Witchcraft Trials, and an expansive review of the history of the Salem Colony. There are also activities for youngsters... More

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West Milford, New Jersey
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45 reviews 45 reviews
35 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This is a very nice stop, right in front of the trolley stop as well. The rest rooms are very clean. The staff is very helpful and friendly.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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102 reviews 102 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

The visitor center is a must start place when in Salem. The staff are super helpful and gave us a great idea of what we wanted to do in town.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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114 reviews 114 reviews
29 attraction reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

This facility has clean and well attended bathrooms, free exhibits and movies and knowledgeable staff. The 27 minute long story of the county is interesting and well narrated. The price on souvenirs here is reasonable, the air conditioning comfortable and the staff is friendly. It's a great place to get your bearings and plan your day in Salem.

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Operating by the US Park Service. Staff were very accommodating noting the major sites to see in Salem.

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