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National Park Service Visitor Center

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Address: 2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
Phone Number: 978-740-1650
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Description: Located on New Liberty Street across from the municipal parking garage and...
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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Great way to begin your visit to Salem, which is so much more than the witch trials. The film was well done, balancing the history of this very old town. There are displays of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
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Westville, Indiana
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Amherst, New York
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The facilities of this place were disgusting! I have never experienced this at any other National Park facility. The people at the information desk could have cared less about helping people, and there were very few people inside to be helped.

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Westville, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Great way to begin your visit to Salem, which is so much more than the witch trials. The film was well done, balancing the history of this very old town. There are displays of the maritime history, as well as the witch trials. There's a multitude of information & National Park people to talk to. They even gave my husband... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

A must first stop on your tour of Salem. Great information and maps to all the best sites in town. I was very excited to see all the passport stamps there!

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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

This is a great place to get maps for walking around Salem and to get an idea of what there is to see (besides all of the witch stuff). The staff is friendly, yet reserved. The video (approx 25 minutes) is worth watching. Oh, and the best public restrooms in the area!

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Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

If you are visiting Salem, this is a good place to start. First of all, you can park your car in the garage which is directly across the street, at the very reasonable rate of $0.75 an hour. They have 2 films at the center. One on the witch trials, which we saw and I would recommend, gives you an... More 

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Liverpool, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The building contains hots of historical information and exhibits as well as clean public bathrooms! Conveniently located in the center of everything.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Museum like exhibits with a very professional staff. This is an absolute must to orientate this town.

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Granby, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We did a tour and the ranger was very nice. He was able to answer many of our questions. There is a number on the outside of the building to call to reserve your tour time.

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Baltimore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was our first stop in Salem. It's definitely worth stopping for some information. There was a girl at the desk who was very helpful to us planning our day. I saw several other employees helping other tourists.

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Yardville, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

This is an easy to find, easy to use information center. Also, the staff are friendly and helpful. There's a lot here.

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