Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc. will assist Fort New Salem in preserving and advancing the educational, historical, cultural and social aspects of Nineteenth Century West(ern) Virginia.






We offer a variety of ways and levels that you can be involved to support Fort New Salem which include our 200 ClubEndowment, Fort New Salem Society, Adopt A Cabin , Corporate Giving

The goal of this campaign is to reach no less than $250,000 for capital improvement. With the initial donations and in pledges in hand, we are significantly on the way on the way there.  The project goals of this campaign are:

1. Reconstruction and restoration of the Reynolds House,
2. Total rehabilitation of the Green Tree Tavern,
3. Complete rehabilitation of the Blockhouse, and
4. Replacing the roof on the old admin building along with some structural renovation.

Those contributing to this campaign are recognized on a sign as financial sponsors.

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We have a gofundme account for your convenience. All proceeds from this fund go directory to out RESHAPE THE FUTURE campaign. You make also make donations directly to us at our address below.

Fort New Salem Endowment

The Community Foundation of North Central West Virginia (CFNCWV) has established a new endowment fund to support the ongoing development of Fort New Salem. The fund was created with $5,000 contributed by the Clarksburg-Harrison Cultural Foundation, according to its former president, Ian Rudick. “The donation was originally given to us by Edith Wilson, a Doddridge County native and former student at Salem College,” Rudick said. “Mrs. Wilson requested that the money be used in some way to support Fort New Salem, so we started this permanent endowment that will benefit our area for many years to come.”

Any individual, family, business or organization can make a tax-deductible contribution to the Fort New Salem Endowment Fund. The original gift and all future donations will be invested by the Community Foundation to maximize their growth. Once the fund reaches a minimum of $10,000, the CFNCWV will provide the annual net income from this fund to Fort New Salem.

“The Community Foundation is proud to manage this endowment fund, which will help to preserve the history and culture of western Harrison County and improve the quality of life in North Central West Virginia,” said D. Max Francis, executive director of the CFNCWV. “This is one more way that our organization is benefiting the citizens of the region.”

The Community Foundation manages a growing number of donor funds with assets and pledged assets of more than $2 million. Income from these funds is used to award several annual scholarships, support the arts in a variety of ways. Tax-deductible donations can be made to through the Community Foundation of NCWV, 1000 Technology Drive, Suite 2230, Fairmont, WV 26554. Additional information about the Community Foundation and its established funds is available on its web site, You can call the Foundation at (304) 694-2666.

Friends of the Fort

Many dedicated individuals are working extremely hard to renovate Fort New Salem. We invite you to join us in this endeavor. By becoming a member of the Friends of The Fort you  become yet another voice who joins the chorus of those already proclaiming the importance of this piece of our heritage.

As you can imagine, the cost of renovating and maintaining this Appalachian treasure is sizeable. Admissions and local fundraisers cover a portion, but for the rest we are relying on interested people like you. You understand the importance of this landmark, appreciate its role in educating further generations about our rich heritage and believe in the role it can play in the 21st Century. We hope you will become a part of our family by taking a leadership role in the restoration of this vital link to our Appalachian roots. We who live in this region of the United States are here because of the perseverance of many courageous individuals. Please join us in preserving their history.

When you are ready to join, simply print the registration form below, fill it out and send it to us. Click here for a printable  here for the  Friends of Fort New Salem Application

Adopt A Cabin

The Fort is comprised of numerous log cabins. Individuals, groups or companies who are interested in sponsoring the refurbishing can contact us. Sponsors will be recognized with a plaque commemorating their contribution on the cabin. Ask us how you can be the next to join our growing list of sponsors (Dominion, Muchelnaus. Oil & Gas, Hall Drilling, West Union Bank , Energy Express & Salem Seventh Day Baptist Church) 

Corporate Giving

Our progress has been assisted by our corporate partners. Donations of materials and in-kind services as well as financial assistance with our general restoration or our larger projects are welcomed.

Contact Us

If you would like more information on any of our GIVING programs contact us per the methods listed at the bottom of this page.

Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc.  

81 Settlers Lane  PO Box 186

Salem, WV 26426  

E-mail           304-695-2220