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Contact: Jonathan Parker, (978) 210-4245
SALEM, MA- The National Park Service is announcing a temporary change to the winter hours of operation for the Salem Regional Visitor Center (2 New Liberty St.). The Visitor Center will now be open Wednesday through Sunday, 10am-5pm beginning on December 23rd, 2013 – and on select holidays including Martin Luther King Day (1/20) and Presidents’ Day (2/17). Seven day a week operations at the Visitor Center will resume on April 21st, 2014. 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.
Visitors to Salem will continue to be able to explore the wharves, historic buildings and exhibits of Salem Maritime National Historic Site throughout the winter via ranger-led tours, a self-guided audio tour and various special events. Free site tours, including a tour of the Friendship of Salem, will continue to be available multiple times per day Wednesday through Sunday. A complete schedule of winter tours, programming and upcoming events is available at www.nps.gov/sama/planyourvisit/.
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.