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WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!

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.

Announcing our new collectible ornament for 2021:
The Salem Fair!
ORDER ONLINE or pick up at the Museum!

The Salem Fair is a much anticipated Salem tradition. This very colorful ornament features the iconic Ferris Wheel, the fireworks, and even wins a blue ribbon! This special ornament joins ornaments of other notable Salem locations, but note: Lakeside Amusement Park has sold out and only a few of Longwood Park remain! These brass ornaments are $19.94 each.

Did you miss our talk?
The 200 Year History of the Preston Place,
The Oldest Existing Home in Salem, VA
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE VIDEO

The Preston Place is believed to be the oldest existing home in Salem, Virginia, with two centuries of stories to tell. Alex Burke, the Salem Museum’s assistant director, relates the history of the home and the families who have lived there, as well as the Salem Historical Society’s restoration efforts.

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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