Welcome

WE LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR VISIT!

The Salem Museum is now open!
Masks (over nose and mouth) and social distancing are required. 

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. For now, all programs will be online:

Appreciating the Art of Walter Biggs: a Conversation with Eric Fitzpatrick.  Read more…
Virtual Event: Thursday, August 13 at 7 pm on Zoom
Join Zoom Meeting: Waiting room opens at 6:45

Our other programs and activities include
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 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–temporarily closed.
The White Oak Tea Tavern is a destination restaurant 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 Tuesdays–Saturdays, takeout and to go only, 11 am to 6 pm. 540-387-3000.

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