Welcome

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT

VDOT is working on Main St and our entrance may be closed intermittently for the next couple of weeks, and then closed permanently. If our entrance is closed when you arrive, you can get to the Museum through the Oakey Field entrance, and the connecting parking lots.

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.

Our programs and activities include
∼  Exhibits on regional history drawn from our extensive collections
∼  Events and activities including the annual Ghost Walk
∼  Monthly speaker series, with fascinating programs on local history
∼  Research Library with assistance available
∼  School tours offered for all grade levels
∼  Internships and volunteer opportunities
∼  Historic rental space with modern amenities.

White Oak Tea Tavern at Preston Place
The White Oak Tea Tavern is a destination restaurant previously located in Troutville, Va., and well-known for its lunches, scones and bagels, gift shop and—most especially—its teas. The Tea Tavern is located in Salem at 1936 W. Main St. in Preston Place, the historic home owned and restored by the Salem Museum & Historical Society. Open Mondays– Saturdays, 10 am to 5 pm. 540-387-3000.

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