Governor Northam has lifted mask mandates for fully-vaccinated individuals, except on public transit, in health care facilities, and in congregate settings. Businesses retain the ability to require masks in their establishments. Effective May 28, Virginia eased all distancing and capacity restrictions. Learn More >
Originally founded as the Town of Salem in 1802, the present-day city still retains its original charm and has preserved many of its original buildings and unique architecture.
To learn more about Salem’s rich history, make sure to visit the Salem Museum & Historical Society, which is located in the historic Williams-Brown House beside Longwood Park on Main Street.
You can also experience many of the city’s historic sites by taking part in this self-guided Historic Salem Walking Tour >