Welcome to the Salem Museum & Historical Society
"Art on the Way," Salem's inaugural art
festival in Longwood Park, will be October 4th! See the press release under
"events" and then "news" above!
hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 to 4:00, and Saturday 10:00 to
3:00. The Museum is closed on the 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve
and Christmas Day, New Year’s Day, and typically some of the days between
Christmas and New Year’s.
As a general rule, if the City of Salem Schools are closed for inclement
weather, the Museum does not open.
Welcome to the website of the Salem Museum and Historical Society! We hope
you will find it a valuable resource not only for information about our
Museum, but also about the rich history of Salem and the Roanoke Valley of
Virginia. If you have ever been curious about what was here before us, we've
got some of the answers--come spend some time exploring the local past!
Since 1970, the Salem Historical Society has been dedicated to the mission
of “preserving the past, informing the future.” Located since 1992 in the
Williams-Brown House (built 1845), and since 2010 in our state-of-the-art,
environmentally sensitive addition, the Salem Museum is a vital part of our
community. Enjoy your visit to our website and come back often--but we'd
also love to welcome you in person at our Museum!