The Salem Museum will be CLOSED for maintenance starting on January 25 and reopening on February 22. We apologize for any inconvenience.
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.
Speaker Series: The Story of McAfee Knob and Virginia’s Triple Crown
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McAfee Knob, Dragon’s Tooth, and Tinker Cliffs—known as “Virginia’s Triple Crown”—provide some of the best hiking in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. Diana Christopulos described the past, present and future of these three popular locations.
∼ 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.