National Park Service Regional Visitor Center

photo - National Park Service Regional Visitor Center
2 New Liberty Street
Salem, MA 01970
978-740-1650      

The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem is an official Visitor Center for the Essex National Heritage Area. It provides information on Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, and Danvers, as well as general information about the Essex National Heritage Area. The Regional Visitor Center is one of the largest and most beautifully designed spaces in New England. Formerly, the Old Salem Armory, the Regional Visitor Center features exhibits, a 27 minute film, maps and a large gift shop. It is one of the best places to begin your tour of the Essex National Heritage Area.

Hours: 

Please check the NPS website for current operating hours and seasons: www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/hours.htm

Driving Directions: 

The Salem Visitor Center is the NPS Regional Visitor Center for the Area. From Rte. 128, take exit 25A, Rte. 114 East to Salem. Follow Rte. 114 into Salem where it will become North Street, then Summer Street (pass the Witch House on the right), turn left onto Norman Street and then stay straight onto Derby Street. Follow Derby Street straight past Beverly Cooperative Bank (note: Rte. 114 will turn right at this corner toward Marblehead). At next intersection, turn left onto Hawthorne Boulevard. At light turn left onto Essex Street. Visitor Center is at end of Essex Street on right corner. There is a pay-parking garage across the street from the visitor center.

Site Notes & Advisories: 

The National Park Service Regional Visitor Center in Salem is an official Visitor Center for the Essex National Heritage Area. It provides information on Salem, Beverly, Marblehead, and Danvers, as well as general information about the Essex National Heritage Area.

Flags: 

  • Family Friendly
  • Handicap Accessible
  • Parking
  • Restroom
  • Self guided

Categories: 

  • Historic Resources
  • Visitor Centers

Property Owner/Organization: 

The National Park Service
Essex Coastal Scenic Byway
Rail Trail
Rail Trail Trailhead