we love to check in and see what's going on in salem at the time we are there, they show great movies each year we go, a fun learning place for all ages.
This was a great location to begin our exploration of Salem. We had a group of students and only about 8 hours to experience Salem and its varied history. The introductory video helped lay a nice groundwork. The Rangers were helpful and exhibits were easy to understand. This is a nice central location too (easy parking and only .50/hr to... More
Thanks to the people who set up a table outside to provide maps and info to visitors during the Government shutdown. This Visitor's Center is next to a large parking garage.
Cannot rate as we were not allowed to visit center because of the stupid government shutdown. Feel they shut this down to hurt the American people and their right to visit our treasured national park. So sorry we had to miss this. Once again Boo to the government.
Always the first (and free) place to stop when there is one nearby. People working there are always friendly and helpful, and sometimes you will run into someone who will be happy to give free advice about places to eat and things to do!
Before you do anything, stop by the information center for maps and guides and plot your trip from here. They make very good recommendations and the maps will help you all over Salem.
Take the time to start here, get a map and let the NPS folks help plan your walking tour. Once the knew what our interests were they were very helpful in laying out our walking tour, and marking places to see on the trip
The visitors center is helpful in providing information on the area. You can get a map that helps you do a self guided tour. It also has historic displays about the area. If you go to Salem, go to the visitor center.
Modern facilities with a great information center. They recommended a 2:30 PM tour by the National Park Service to the "Friendship" docked at the harbor and the nearby Customs House. This was free and well worth the time. The guide brought us on the boat and brought us down to the sleeping and eating area. We then toured the large... More
This very lovely facility in downtown Salem (quite a ways from the ferry dock) has educational exhibits and factual information about the events/history of the area as well as the Salem witch trials. Skip the tacky touristing "witch" stuff and see the $5.00 movie offered at the visitor center. Nice gift shop and restrooms as well. Staff were very helpful... More
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