As it continues to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, the Commonwealth of Virginia is now in Forward Virginia: Phase One of its response program. We've created a special page with more information about Phase One Guidelines and what it means for local businesses and experiences in Virginia's Blue Ridge. See the Guidelines >
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 >