We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

National Park Service Visitor Center

2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
+1 978-740-1650
Review Highlights
Nothing there....

Really. Nothing there unless you are interested in Salem as a seaport .....Skip this and go on to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Starting point for Salem

We started our visit of Salem here. It was very informative and is also the visitor center for the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Arlington, Virginia
via mobile
Read all 420 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good29%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970-3732
+1 978-740-1650
Write a Review
Reviews (420)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 412 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Really. Nothing there unless you are interested in Salem as a seaport .....Skip this and go on to see the other sites in town

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started our visit of Salem here. It was very informative and is also the visitor center for the National Park site. I would recommend visiting.

Thank merritteanderson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The visitor center is easy to get to in the heart of town. It was very clean with roomy bathrooms for tourist to access. In the visitor center, there are several displays of history that are scale size but so detailed!

Thank unhappytraveler0810
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clean bathrooms and a cool free entertainment about the history about the city! good place to rest or wait or meet up on essex st.

Thank 93ms2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gives a good overview of the various National Park sites in Salem. The displays are helpful to understand the role of the sea in Salem.

Thank dnumme
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This should be the first place to stop and get information. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Plus you can shop for some unique items.

Thank Jhonesnaps60
Reviewed 15 July 2017

This is the best spot to start sightseeing around Salem. The short film gives you a good take on how significant Salem was to maritime trade. A lot of good info. Gift shop had a good selection of books on everything Salem to include both...More

Thank Traveler O
Reviewed 11 July 2017

the National Park Service Visitors Centers are always great sources of information and this one is no different.

Thank Katie T
Reviewed 10 July 2017

Great employees working at the Visitor's Center- there was a table where people would give out maps of the city and free information. There was a good video about the parks in the area. Sadly, there was a woman being very rude to a Park...More

1  Thank PadreGirl
Reviewed 10 July 2017

The Visitor Center is a good source of information for the start of your trip. Brochures and things to help you plan.

Thank jvikingfan
Nearby Restaurants
Turners Seafood
816 reviews
.25 km away
Red's Sandwich Shop
1,240 reviews
.20 km away
Salem Beer Works
700 reviews
.24 km away
Tavern on the Green
327 reviews
.14 km away
Nearby Attractions
Peabody Essex Museum
1,565 reviews
.09 km away
74 reviews
.07 km away
Crow Haven Corner
720 reviews
.12 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Brent B
12 October 2016|
Response from Bob F | Reviewed this property |
Open 9AM-5PM every day except closed on Thanksgiving, December 25th, and January 1st