Essex Heritage has partnerships with 13 welcome/visitor centers all over the county; Located in Beverly, Gloucester, Haverhill, Ipswich, Lawrence, Lynn, Marblehead, Newburyport, Peabody, Rockport, Salem, Salisbury, and Saugus. Through our Visitor Center Grants program we help provide critical funding to these 13 welcome centers around Essex County. This allows them to be open & accessible to the 2.7 million annual visitors to this region.

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Salem Armory Regional Visitor Center 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. Formerly, the Old Salem Armory, the Regional Visitor Center features exhibits, maps, introductory films, and a large gift shop, and sells tour tickets for our themed historical walks of downtown Salem. It is one of the best places to begin your tour of the Essex National Heritage Area.

Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence Film

Made in 2011 this film was created in partnership with Essex Heritage and the National Park Service. This documentary style film features authentic dialogue and the latest research by renowned Salem Witch Trial scholars. Scenes depicted in the film were shot at actual locations associated with the Witch Trials of 1692.

Salem and Essex County have a wealth of structures still standing that witnessed the period of the 1692 witchcraft trials. Download the guide to the sites used in Salem Witch Hunt: Examine the Evidence and experience 17th century New England. Download bulletin (pdf).

Movie Times

Shown Wednesday-Sunday at 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm 

Prices

Adults: $5.00

Seniors (65+): $4.00

Children (6-16): $4.00

Under 6 FREE

Tickets available at:

The Salem Armory Visitor Center

2 New Liberty Street Salem, MA 01970

978-740-1650

Myths & Misconceptions Walking Tour:

Our walking tour debunks many of the common false stories around the Salem Witch Trials while connecting tour-goers to the true sites and stories of Salem’s witch history. 

More information at EssexHeritageTours.org

How to get there

The Salem Visitor Center, located on New Liberty Street in downtown Salem, was originally the Salem Armory. It was the headquarters and training facility for the Second Corps of Cadets which traces its history back to the late eighteenth century. The Salem Armory Visitor Center is across from the Peabody Essex Museum and the Museum Place Garage 14 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts.

2 New Liberty St, Salem, MA 01970

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More Visitor Centers:

Beverly

Address

117 Cabot St
Beverly, MA 01915

Phone Number

(978) 922-1186

Gloucester

Address

24 Hough Avenue
Gloucester, MA

Phone Number

(978) 281-8865

Haverhill

Address

240 Water Street
Haverhill, MA 01830

Phone Number

(978) 374-4626

Ipswich

Address

36 South Main Street
Ipswich, MA 01938

Phone Number

(978) 356-8540

Lawrence

Address

1 Jackson St.
Lawrence, MA 01840

Phone Number

(978) 794-1655

Lynn

Address

590 Washington Street
Lynn, MA 01901

Phone Number

(781) 581-6200

Marblehead

Address

Marblehead Information Booth
Pleasant Street
Corner of Essex and Spring

Maria Miles Visitor Center in Salisbury

Phone Number

(978) 465-6555

Newburyport

Address

25 Water Street
Newburyport, MA 01950

Phone Number

(978) 462-8681

Peabody

Address

205 Washington Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Phone Number

(978) 531-0355

Rockport

Address

Upper Main Street (Rt. 127)
Rockport, MA 01966

Phone Number

(978) 546-9372

Salem Armory Visitor Center

Address

2 New Liberty Street
Salem, MA 01970

Phone Number

(978) 740-1650

Saugus

Address

244 Central St
Saugus , MA 01906

Phone Number

(978) 740-1650