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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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Unexpected pleasure

I popped in looking to purchase a bottle of water (they don't sell it) and ended up doing some... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Must see

The National Park Service does a great job with Visitors centers in general. We were surprised to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
+1 978-740-1650
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I popped in looking to purchase a bottle of water (they don't sell it) and ended up doing some historical Christmas shopping. Great staff, good displays, and best of all it's free! Books on local history are also available for purchase.

Thank mererobin
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The National Park Service does a great job with Visitors centers in general. We were surprised to find one in Salem. Little known fact is that the Salem Maritime National Historic site is the first national historic site in the NPS.

Thank megan0627
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dropped in here first (after finally finding a free parking spot by the park) and was able to make a few minor souvenir purchases. I also was a little turned around on my directions and the person working really helped me to understand where...More

Thank Becki C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited here before was into NPS Passport Stamps (and this one is easy to get.) Very informative, clean bathrooms (important!) and easy to get to. Good starting point for your vacation in Salem.

Thank gostartraveler
Reviewed 19 April 2017

This very nice Park Service Visitor Center is in the city's former Armory, and there is signage about the units that trained there and where they served. A film about Salem is shown for free. It is a nice overview of the city. There is...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 16 April 2017

Perfect start to exploring Salem, the guide listened to what we wanted and pointed out where the key sites were and answered all our questions.

Thank MyBlueSoul
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The visitor center has some nice displays about the maritime history of Salem, a small gift shop, clean bathrooms and helpful staff. They provided us with maps and information on sightseeing in the Salem area. There is also a movie theater that was showing a...More

Thank tracirn
Reviewed 24 March 2017

A lovely building with some nice displays. The ladies behind the desk were very haepful with maps and directions. A comfortable place to get out of the cold for a bit. Clean restrooms

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This visitor center was pretty basic. It does give you a glimpse into the settlement life of the area. However, it's very small, and the day we were there there was a less than helpful person working there...that I'm not sure was even associated with...More

Thank Christina M
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Helpful employees offer information on local tours and businesses and could tell about hours of operation. They gave us a map of the local sights and some good suggestions for our visit.

Thank S100mm
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Hours of operation
12 October 2016|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Open 9AM-5PM every day except closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st