Office Hours
Monday, Wednesday,
Thursday  9am-noon

Offices are located in the upper level of the Dale Shaffer Research Library

Mailing Address:
208 South Broadway Ave
Salem, OH 44460


Weekly Sunday 1-4pm

Monthly 3rd Tuesday 6-9pm
(May through October)

Tours are also available by appointment, call 330-337-8514

Tours begin at the front door of the Pearce House at 208 South Broadway.

Trolley Tours begin at the lower level of Dale Shaffer Library on South Lundy Ave.

The Salem Historical Society
Main Entry for Meeting Room and Gift Shop in the lower level of
Dale Shaffer Research Library

239 South Lundy
Salem, OH
(330) 337 - 8514

....researching, preserving, showcasing

The Salem Historical Society

Support our Trolley Fund

From Aug 10 thru Labor Day

Purchase a


at Dairy Queen and they will Donate $1 to the Fund

Please make the Salem Historical Society a part of your fall activities.  If you have never taken a tour of our four buildings, you are in for a treat.  These tours will end at the end of October.  Trolley tours will continue throughout the year.

Salem has such rich history and there is so much to learn.  We constantly are receiving new "old" items and adding them to our displays.  We love to get visitors.
The tour takes people out of the downtown area to cemeteries and other “haunted” areas around Salem. There are three occasions that riders do exit the trolley and walk around, so wearing good walking shoes is encouraged.

Available at the Museum Gift/Book shop are ghost trolley T-shirts and a book prepared by docent Kim Mitchell, “The Haunted Salem, Ohio."

The tour leaves from The Dale Shaffer Research Library meeting room, 239 South Lundy Avenue. Reservations are required.

An Underground Railroad trolley tour also has a tour in August. It is Sunday the 26th at 1:30.  Reservations can be made by calling 330-337-6733.
      Vanilla soft serve topped with hot fudge and chunky black cherry sauce
      then sprinkled with chocolate flakes and topped with a cherry

In addition the customer receives a coupon for $1.00 off regular Museum admissions or 50 cents off for any milkshake, good only at Salem DQ location thru September 30, 2018.

Rising costs to maintain and operate our 1987 trolley, coupled with short range, limited capacity, and less than optimal year-round performance, lead us to seek a replacement trolley.  We accept other donations at any to the Trolley Replacement Fund.
Gift Certificate



     Quakertown Trolley


             Cost: $15/person

       Time:  Approx. 75 minutes

Underground Railroad Trolley Tours              Ghost Trolley Tours
  • Saturday, August 11, 12pm                               • Saturday, August 25, 8pm
  • Sunday, August 26, 1:30pm                               • Saturdy, October 6, 8pm
  • Saturday, September 8, 12pm                           • Saturday, October 13, 6pm & 8pm & 10pm
  • Sunday, September 16, 1:30pm                         • Saturday, October 20, 6pm & 8pm & 10pm
  • Saturday, October 6, 12pm                            Call 330-205-3923 for reservations
  • Sunday, October 14, 1:30pm
Call 330-337-6733 for reservations

Ghost Walking Tour   Cost:  $10/person   Time: Approx. 60 min.    Wear good walking shoes
  • Friday, October 12, 8p & 9:30pm
  • Friday, October 19, 8pm & 9:30pm
Call 330-205-3923 for reservations

Annual Ghost Dinner:  Friday, October 26, 6pm  Advanced Reservations Required

Trolley Tours are subject to cancellation if the minimum of 15 is not reached.

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