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UGRR Tours Scheduled


Seats are still available!

The Salem Historical Society is offering an Underground Railroad 1-hour tour on the Quakertown Trolley:

Wednesday, July 24 at 10:00 am

Cost is $15.00 per person.

A minimum of 15 is necessary to conduct the tour. 

Call the reservation number, 330-337-6733 to schedule your tour. 

Private tours are available by calling 330-337-8514.

Click here for more information on our trolley tours

Hands On History Camp


Hands On History Camp for students in grades 4 - 6 are invited to a day of fun and educational workshops.

Cost is $5 per student, and includes lunch and materials.

Students can be registered by calling  330-337-8514 or completing an registration form which is available at the museum or can be downloaded here.

Click here for more information.

Monthly Meeting


The Annual Picnic will take place at the next Monthly Meeting on August 13.  

Centennial Park Pavilion #1

Picnic begins at 6pm.  

Bring your favorite food to share.

Program at 7pm.

"Beech Creek Botanical Garden"

Read more on the Calendar Page...

The meeting is open to the public.  

Link to videos of past meetings 

Museum Tours

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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.

Click here for more information and pricing.

Trolley Tours

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Each year, over 1,000 passengers including school children, out-of-town visitors, and residents take advantage of our various trolley tours:

  • The Underground Railroad
  • Ghost Tours
  • Christmas Lights 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.

Click here for more information and pricing.  

What is it?


During this year’s brainstorming meeting, a trustee suggested that for fun, the museum should have a contest where people try to guess unusual artifacts we have in the museum.  So from time to time we will post pictures to see if you can identify objects we have collected from Salem and related donors. 


Click here to see more photos and information on how to submit your responses.

We hope you win!


Museum Gift Shop

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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.


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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.


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Join us!  Benefits of membership:

  • Subscription to the "BUGLE" quarterly newsletter
  • Free access to our museum tours
  • Opportunity to vote and serve as an elected official or trustee 

Click here for more information.

For your next event, RENT our beautiful facilities

Reasonable Rates

Use your own caterer, photographer, musicians

Call us at 330-337-8514

Donate Now

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. 

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