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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
The Salem Public Library is participating in hosting a Zoom Program presented by Barbara A. Lyons, University of Mount Union. The program will take place on Monday, May 17, 2021, @ 6:30 pm via Zoom. It is open to the public and free to attend. Registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link for the program.
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.