Live the History!
Join us for the early or late movie to commemorate the passage of the 19th amendment. Bring a snack to enjoy.
There will also be afternoon tours from 2-5pm at 208 S Broadway that will feature our special exhibit "Suffrage Centennial".
Culley (Livingston) Coughlin, class of 1958, enjoyed a museum tour with her children, Sean Coughlin and Culley Emerson. Treat your mom to a free tour this Sunday 1-4pm when accompanied by a family member. Last tour starts at 3:30pm.
We are pleased to announce the opening of our Sunday Museum Tours on May 2 from 1-4pm. The last tour begins at 3:30pm.
Please enter at the front of the Pearce Building on South Broadway. A limited number of people will be allowed to enter at one time and you must wear masks.
The tour is free to Museum Members. Non-Members will be asked to pay $6 for adult and $3 for youth. Children under 5 are free.
Tours will be available every Sunday afternoon through the end of October.
Our Gift Shop will be open during all tours and by appointment. We still have 2021 calendars, Salem crocks, toys, cookbooks, local history books, jewelry, and so much more.
Per state mandates, we require that you wear a mask.
Call to make an appointment. We'd love to have you! We believe you will be surprised on the variety of items available at the gift shop. Visitors will receive a 100 page SPIRIT OF SALEM ‘76’ – Bicentennial Edition which contains events of Salem’s History during the visit
"These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things" is the topic of our next online Monthly Meeting on Tuesday, May 11 at 7pm.. Our curator David Shivers will share unique and interesting items at our museum. See our calendar for more details and other scheduled meetings.
We will continue doing presentations on the second Tuesday of each month. To attend this live event, log on to our facebook page,
TheSalemHistoricalSociety. Since the group is public, anyone can access the presentation.
We have hundreds of special artifacts on display and over 12 rooms in our four buildings that offer theme contents. Sunday tours begin at the entrance to Pearce Building at 208 South Broadway.
Museum Tours are given from
May through the end of October each Sunday from 1-4pm and every Second Saturday from 1-4pm.
Both group and individual tours are also available by appointment.
Each year, over 1,000 passengers including school children, out-of-town visitors, and residents take advantage of our various trolley tours:
with plans to add tours for Charles Burchfield and Alan Freed.
The trolley participates in community events and is rented for weddings, birthdays, reunions, and other celebrations.
The Salem Chamber of Commerce has an excellent video about Salem on their webpage. If you haven't seen it, you should.
Click here or on the image above to view it. This is why we love Salem: "we are either born here or we are planted here." If we move away, a part of our heart stays here. What other town can boast of a top-notch Summer Concert Series or activities such as Salem Second Saturdays?
The Museum Gift Shop is located on the lower level of the Dale Shaffer Research Library facing South Lundy and is open during our regular hours or by appointment.
The gift shop offers Salem-related merchandise, some of which are exclusive.
The Dale Shaffer Research Library has books and file cabinets full of articles, original documents, photos, and other archival material for almost any subject and many people related to Salem and the surrounding areas.
Our staff is knowledgeable and willing to help. Visit us during business hours or call to make other arrangements.
Join us! Benefits of membership:
The Salem Historical Society is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. While the museum gathers operating funds from museum tours and foundation grants, we largely rely on donations, both big and small from our membership and our community. These donations are always used wisely and are greatly appreciated.