I am a tourist from out of state. My family of six parked our van at this parking meter (refer to address) and put what change we had in the meter which did not except credit cards because evidently you're a little behind the times.. the store in fornt of the meter would not provide us with change for the meter so we had to "limp" as i have a bad leg injury to the closest busines that would provide change. this was also a good opportunity to go on a tour since one was starting at that moment. after the tour we were 8 minutes shy of refilling the meter. if your going to force people to run around looking for change this day in age at least give them time! would not recommend anyone visit Salem MA in big part because it's not tourist friendly!