National Park Service Visitor Center

National Park Service Visitor Center, Salem: Address, Phone Number, National Park Service Visitor Center Reviews: 4.5/5

National Park Service Visitor Center

National Park Service Visitor Center
4.5
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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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Sherri B
Blue Grass, IA70 contributions
Disappointing, not open
Sep 2021 • Friends
It’s Tuesday morning and we arrive at the visitor’s center to find it closed. Well, it’s ONLY open Wednesday-Sunday, 10-4.
Written September 7, 2021
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Melanie G
2 contributions
Good resource
Aug 2021 • Friends
Clean, helpful staff, great bathrooms, an exhibit, tours and a gift shop. Air conditioning and water. Shade and grass. What could be better?
Written August 15, 2021
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greglinmon
Las Cruces, NM591 contributions
Great place to start
Jun 2021 • Family
A great place to start, parking garage across the street. Quick walk to all sites. Very helpful staff. Very simple but well done.
Written June 6, 2021
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John G
Greenport, New York, United States179 contributions
Good Orientation to Salem
Aug 2020
Across from our parking lot. Provides and orientation to Salem. Good place for literature and gift items.
Written August 31, 2020
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ErichZ14
Knoxville, TN387 contributions
Great First Stop
Oct 2019
Great first stop in Salem. Neat little museum, with gift shop and very helpful and friendly staff. Free restrooms. Located just across the street from huge and convenient parking garage.
Written July 19, 2020
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Karen C
St. John's, Canada3,008 contributions
Not open 3 days a week
Feb 2020
I visited Salem on a Tuesday in late February. Usually my first stop in a new place is the visitors center where I can get info and maps and brochures.

I went here but it was closed. Not open on Sunday, Monday or Tuesday. I am assuming these are winter hours.

I can understand closing because there aren't many visitors in the winter, but surely they could have a stand with maps and brochures outside for people to take.
Written March 1, 2020
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Lisa W
Wichita Falls, TX839 contributions
Informative
Dec 2019 • Solo
This is a good place to get information about what to do in Salem, and there is much more than I ever expected. They also have public restrooms and a nice gift shop.
Written December 30, 2019
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cheryl h
Durham, NC56,717 contributions
make this your first stop
Apr 2019
Don't get confused by the name on the building - Salem Armory Visitor Center. Apparently it also goes by Salem Regional Visitor Center and the National Park Service Visitor Center. No matter what you call it, it's a must stop before you begin exploring Salem.

The lady we talked to was wonderful and very patient with us. She thoroughly explained all the different ticket packages (and it can be confusing). We left the visitor center knowing exactly what we wanted to do and the package we wanted to buy. Save yourself a lot of confusion and make this your first stop.
Written December 17, 2019
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Tom P
Hazlet, NJ174 contributions
The name says it all
Nov 2019
It's a nice point to get acclimated to the area. Unfortunately, the film had no sound that day, so we didn't get to see it.
Written November 11, 2019
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krocking123
New York City, NY891 contributions
Starting point for Salem visit
Nov 2019 • Family
We started here. Hoping to see the 27 min video but the audio wasn’t working. Big disappointment.. we go the NPS maps which are in color and nice. Looked around at the exhibits. All good. Bathrooms clean. The parking across the street was very cheap and central to all the hot spots.
Written November 9, 2019
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