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Contact: Jonathan Parker, 978-210-4245
SALEM , MA- The National Park Service is announcing a seasonal change to the hours of operation for the Salem Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St.) effective November 2.The Visitor Center will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm beginning on November 2and on select holidays including Martin Luther King Day (1/18) and Presidents' Day (2/5). Seven day a week operations at the Visitor Center will resume on April 18, 2016.The change will not affect the operating hours of Salem Maritime National Historic Site, which will remain open to the public seven days a week.
"We're committed to offering new programs to our visitors and remaining engaged with the Salem community as we move into the quieter visitor season," said Superintendent Paul DePrey. "Starting in November we're offering three new weekend programs for visitors and residents alike:Coffee with a Ranger, Behind-the-Scenes Tours, and Junior Ranger Sundays. Each of these new programs offer visitors the opportunity to interact with the park –and park staff –in new and exciting ways."Complete program descriptions, including dates and times, are available online at nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/guidedtours.htm
Visitors to Salem will continue to be able to explore the wharves, historic buildings and exhibits of Salem Maritime National Historic Site via free ranger-led tours,a self-guided audio tour and various special events throughout the late fall, winter and spring.Free site tours, including a tour of the Friendship of Salem, will continue to be offered daily Wednesday through Sunday.
Both Salem Maritime National Historic Site and the Salem Regional Visitor Center will be closed in observation of official federal holidays on December 25th, January 1st.For more information, please visit our website at www.nps.gov/sama or call (978) 740-1650.