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

Tickets are now on sale for our 22nd Annual Ghost Walk–it’s General Andrew Lewis’ Birthday Bash!  Some of Salem’s most popular ghosts are putting on a party for Brigadier General Andrew Lewis’ 300th birthday. Read more…
Saturday, October 17: Museum closes at 2 pm, event starts at 4 pm in the Sherwood Memorial Park Amphitheater. Click here for tickets!

Download the Ghost Walk Birthday Bash Program, or read it here…

Upcoming closings:

  • Saturday, October 17–closing at 2pm to get ready for the Ghost Walk
  • Thursday, November 26–closed for Thanksgiving
  • December 24-28–closed for Christmas
  • December 31 – January 4–closed for New Years

Appreciating the Art of Walter Biggs: a Conversation with Eric Fitzpatrick.  Watch the video.

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.

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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