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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.

....researching, preserving, showcasing

The Salem Historical Society

We offer antique historical postcards of Salem's past at various prices.  The two shown below are of our museum and sell for 50¢ each.
Gift Certificate

“Ghost Walk & Trolley Tour” t-shirts

are available. 
Cost is $15 including tax.

Can't make it into our Gift Shop?
Feel free to contact us if you have questions or would like us to hold an item for you. 

  • Use the contact form on this website
  • Email us at
  • Call us at (330) 337 - 8514

Don't know which building or door you should use?

Download our Campus Map

The Museum Gift Shop

HOURS:  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00am to noon
Enter the lower level from South Lundy of the Dale Shaffer Research Library

239 South Lundy, Salem, Ohio

The Garden Gift Shop located in Schell Museum is open during Sunday Museum Tours

Click here to open a map of our buildings and entrances

The gift shop offers Salem related merchandise, some of which are exclusive.
We have jewelry, books, souvenirs, shirts, Salem post cards, maps, books on the Underground Railroad, locally made one-of-a-kind home decor, and many other interesting items.


           Can't decide?  Buy a gift certificate. 


Many of Dale Shaffer's books on Salem History are available.  Open this link for a pdf file of titles and prices.  Books that are not available or out of print are available for research in the museum library.

We offer other books by local authors and books on historical events such as the Underground Railroad, Haunted Places, fiction inspired by Salem, as well as reference books for Salem industries.

Salem authors include:

  • Karen Biery
  • Sheila M. Bachmeier
  • David C. Hunter
  • Mitzi Beach
  • Donald Mathews
  • Richard Theiss


Our Gift Shops

Donate to the Historical Society.  For the Trolley Fund, please designate "Trolley" in the comments.

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