Fort New Salem School
Tours Spring 2017
Fort New Salem is pleased to offer interpretive school tours in keeping with
our mission to “preserve and advance the educational, historical, cultural,
and social aspects of Nineteenth Century West(ern) Virginia”.
Those of us who “interpret” at the
Fort consider educating the public – especially our younger public – our
highest priority. To pass on the history and customs of our ancestors who
settled this area of western Virginia accurately and passionately is the
goal for which we strive and hosting school tours is a major part of that
In the past we have scheduled tours as requested by
the individual classes; however because of the growing number of requests,
we have streamlined our tour calendar and will be offering ½ day tours
on a “first come – first served” basis on Friday May 12 and Monday May
We feel this allows us to consolidate
our efforts and to provide a first class experience for your students. We
provide a hands on experience with multiple stations. We tailor the
workshops to be age appropriate. Tours can include a visit to the Fort New
Salem Gift Shop.
Our fee is
$5.00 per student with a minimum class size of 25. For
groups smaller than 25, the basic fee is $125.
further information or to schedule a tour contact the Fort New Salem
Foundation at 304-695-2220 or by e mail.
We hope that you will consider allowing us to host your class at Fort New
Salem. We make a learning memory that lasts a lifetime!