Salem

There’s water, water everywhere, with lots to do in beautiful Salem. This historic town, the oldest permanent English-speaking settlement on the Delaware River, has a unique location near the confluence of the Delaware and Salem rivers.
 
Take to the water or just enjoy the views from the renovated downtown.
 
Salem offers a vast array of outdoor possibilities. Try the Meadow View Acres Campground. For golfers there's the 27-hole Wild Oaks Golf Club.
 
Four excellent areas for viewing local and migratory birds at the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Alloway Creek Watershed,  Salem River Wildlife Management Area and the Stow Creek Viewing Area.
 
Downtown Salem features beautifully preserved historic architecture and unique shops. Begin by stopping by the Salem County Visitors Center, (1 New Market St.), located in a restored 19th century bank building for  maps and information about attractions countywide. 
 
Pick up walking tour brochures for a self-guided tour of the historic districts and be sure to visit the Salem County Historical Society (79 Market St.) and at the 1735 Old Salem County Courthouse, the country’s second-oldest courthouse in continuous use. 
 
Hancock House State Historic Site, the location of a Revolutionary War massacre, is located just outside of Salem in Hancock’s Bridge.
 
West Broadway and Market Street are the focus of one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. Find antique treasures at Royal Port Antiques (13 Market St.) and Market Street Treasures (36 Market St.). 
 
First Impressions Studio and Gallery (157 W. Broadway) features original art; Bittersweet Farm, Etc. (155 W. Broadway) and Suse-E-Q’s Cottage (145 West Broadway) showcase unusual gifts and crafts.
 
Salem is a great starting place for all the things to see and do throughout Salem County – come and “Discover the Possibilities.”
 

Location

United States
39° 34' 22.3716" N, 75° 28' 28.9236" W
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First Impressions Art Gallery in Salem
Salem
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There’s water, water everywhere, with lots to do in beautiful Salem. This historic town, the oldest permanent English-speaking settlement on the Delaware River, has a unique location near the confluence of the Delaware and Salem rivers.
 
Take to the water or just enjoy the views from the renovated downtown.
 
Salem offers a vast array of outdoor possibilities. Try the Meadow View Acres Campground. For golfers there's the 27-hole Wild Oaks Golf Club.
 
Four excellent areas for viewing local and migratory birds at the Supawna Meadows National Wildlife Refuge, Alloway Creek Watershed,  Salem River Wildlife Management Area and the Stow Creek Viewing Area.
 
Downtown Salem features beautifully preserved historic architecture and unique shops. Begin by stopping by the Salem County Visitors Center, (1 New Market St.), located in a restored 19th century bank building for  maps and information about attractions countywide. 
 
Pick up walking tour brochures for a self-guided tour of the historic districts and be sure to visit the Salem County Historical Society (79 Market St.) and at the 1735 Old Salem County Courthouse, the country’s second-oldest courthouse in continuous use. 
 
Hancock House State Historic Site, the location of a Revolutionary War massacre, is located just outside of Salem in Hancock’s Bridge.
 
West Broadway and Market Street are the focus of one-of-a-kind shops and galleries. Find antique treasures at Royal Port Antiques (13 Market St.) and Market Street Treasures (36 Market St.). 
 
First Impressions Studio and Gallery (157 W. Broadway) features original art; Bittersweet Farm, Etc. (155 W. Broadway) and Suse-E-Q’s Cottage (145 West Broadway) showcase unusual gifts and crafts.
 
Salem is a great starting place for all the things to see and do throughout Salem County – come and “Discover the Possibilities.”
 


Don’t miss:

•Salem County Historical Society’s Annual Open House in Fenwick’s Colony in April.

 

•Arts in Bloom, a Spring Studio and Gallery Tour in Salem County, held in May and featuring locations across the county with more than 50 artists.

 

• Holiday Tours in Salem and Woodstown the first weekend in December.

 

Salem City Café (113 Market St.) for dining.

 

Barrett’s Plantation House Bed & Breakfast (203 Old Kings Highway, Mannington) for historic accomodations

 

Nature lovers:

On the outskirts of Salem, along the banks of the Delaware, is Fort Mott State Park.

 

Take a walking tour through the 1856 fort’s gun batteries and on the Fort Mott Seawall along the river to verdant Finns Point Trail. The park has picnic areas and a playground.

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