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.
Salem Armory Visitor CenterLearn More
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).
Shown Wednesday-Sunday at 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm
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
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 thereThe 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.
More Visitor Centers:
Marblehead Information Booth
Corner of Essex and Spring
Upper Main Street (Rt. 127)
Rockport, MA 01966
Salem Armory Visitor Center
2 New Liberty Street
Salem, MA 01970