NEW! The entrance we have used for the past 26 years is now CLOSED due to improvements along Main Street. To get to the Salem Museum, turn at the Oakey Field entrance just east of the Museum and across the street from the Berglund Ford service entrance. Then turn left to travel through the parking lot to our building. It may be a little while before we have a sign in the right place!

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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