Live the History!
Following the government's recommendations for your safety and the safety of our volunteers, The Salem Historical Society is closed until further notice. We look forward to a time when we can resume normal operations. Stay well.
Next Underground Railroad Trolley tour has been CANCELLED:
Monday, March 23, 2020 4pm
Check back here for our next tours
If you or your group have a preference for a specific date, please call us.
Our gift shop has recently acquired a limited supply of quality hand-thrown Salem glazed pottery jars made in the U.S.A. as displayed by our volunteers Gloria Judy and Mary Lou Adams.
Our gift shop has reduced hours. Feel free to call before visiting. In normal times we are open Monday, Wednesday, or Thursday 9 to noon, as well as Salem Second Saturdays 10am to 1pm.
Our Next Monthly Meeting in the lower level of Dale Shaffer Research Library has a high probability of being rescheduled from
Tuesday, April 14, 2020. 7pm
Please recheck here for updates.
"Quack Medicine and the Birth of the FDA" presented by Cassie Nespor, Curator, Melnick Medical Museum and University Archives, Youngstown State University.
This meeting is open to the public and parking is available in the municipal parking lot across from the lower entrance on South Lundy Avenue.
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.
Events, activities, and retail specials will be featured in Historic Downtown Salem, Ohio.
Our bookstore will be open from 10am to 1pm.
Support local merchants and have fun on
Saturday, March 14, 2020
"Pamper Your Pets"
Discover the many ways to treat and care for your pets in the downtown.
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.