Downtown Historic District

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P.O. Box 782
Salem, VA 24153
Phone: (540) 772-8871

Other Sites

Salem Civic Center / Site of Lewis’ Richfield

East Hill Cemetery

Salem Museum

Roanoke College

Site of Fort Lewis, West Main St.

Historical Significance The 1820s Post House - Salem Museum

Salem's downtown district reveals nearly two centuries of development. The Old Post House, now part of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, dates to the 1820s and is the oldest structure in downtown. President Andrew Jackson frequently stayed in Salem, and Lewis and Clark likely passed through here after their voyage west.

Downtown Historic District Today

Historic downtown Salem (located next to Roanoke, VA). Stroll down to the Farmer's Market on Main Street. Go antique shopping in a variety of shops. Take a nice walk to Lake Spring Park. Tour the Roanoke College campus.

On Downtown Historic District