Mask requirements are subject to change based on CDC guidelines. At this time, masks are recommended indoors for everyone, and required for those who are unvaccinated or who are attending group meetings or events.

Ghost Walk returns Oct 1-2: Get your tickets now!

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East Hill Cemetery comes alive after dark just once a year! Tour the historic graveyard and meet notable characters from Salem’s past. These walking tours are family-friendly, fun and informative, but not scary. Learn more…

Tours leave the Museum every 15 minutes from 6 to 8pm. Good walking shoes and getting your tickets in advance are recommended.  Ticket tip! The 6:15, 6:45, 7:15, and 7:45 tour times tend to be less crowded. In case of rain, the event will be held at the Salem Museum and masks will be required indoors.

$10 for adults, $5 for students and free for children three and younger. Tickets are available at the Salem Museum or online

Did you miss our talk?
350 years ago: Batts and Fallam meet the Totera
Thursday, September 9

On September 9, 1671, the first Europeans to explore Southwest Virginia reached the Roanoke Valley. On September 9, 2021, Thomas Klatka, archaeologist with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, described the Virginia they discovered and the Virginia Indians they encountered. 

We offer…

∼  Monthly speaker series, with fascinating programs on local history
History All Around Us: Video Tours of Salem’s historic places, people, and objects, including the “White Glove Wednesday” and “About Town” video series
∼  Exhibits on regional history drawn from our extensive collections
∼  Events and activities including our annual Ghost Walk
∼  Research Library with assistance available
∼  School tours offered for all grade levels
∼  Internships and volunteer opportunities
∼  Historic rental space with modern amenities.

The Salem Museum & Historical Society is an independent nonprofit organization preserving and celebrating the history of Salem, Virginia, founded in 1802, and the surrounding areas.

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