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National Park Service Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street, Salem, MA
978-740-1650
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Ranked #5 of 41 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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Austin, TX
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

The information booth attendant seem knowledgeable about the area. Bathrooms are clean. It's a good place to start your visit so you can gather your information and make a game plan

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Derby, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

It was a great, if limited dispay, I enjoyed it despite the fugue like jet lag I was suffering from. Don't go expecting wonders, but it is a great jumping off point

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Verona, Nj
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

This visitor center has everything you need to plan your visit to Salem. An introductory film, brochures from the various "attractions" in the area, and most important a knowledgeable staff that can suggest activities suited to the age and interest of the visitors.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I hope it was just an "off" day when we visited the end of Aug. 2014, but the information desk was the most negative we have encountered. First, we arrived mid-afternoon, they had two movies, which they told us were excellent, but according to their schedule they were not showing them again that day This was the first NPS building... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

We went in to get some good advice, but there was not really a means to find out what we were looking for. The place was a bit busy and we found that it was difficult to figure out where to go for information we wanted.

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pennsylvania, USA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Excellent educational displays and an fine movie documentary about the Salem Witch Trials. Movie was a few bucks. Well worth it. Displays were free. Definitely should stop in.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Very informative staff. Watch the movie. We took 2 NP tours of the friendship and the Customs house. Lots of maritime history here. Very interesting and it's free. Thanks National Parks!

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Ventura, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

NPS always has the best information. Rangers and staff very knowledgeable. Centrally located. Make sure to stop here first.

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Sacramento, California
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97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Good place to get your bearings and find the best way to make use of your time in Salem. There are movies available (for a fee), to provide some history, as well as a few exhibits and clean restrooms.

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London
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We visited Salem as a day trip from Boston and found the visitor centre to be very useful. There are so many visitor attractions related to the Witch trials and I would imagine that they are not all worth the entrance fees. The staff at the centre provided some very useful information and advice regarding a day trip. The visitor... More

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