Fort New Salem offers 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 effort.

Fort New Salem is pleased to offer school tours annually. Our unique educational experience is conducted on our campus during select and dates. Availability is limited and on a first come first served basis.

In 2020, we will continue to offer a LARGE GROUP TOUR.  New for 2020 is our SMALL GROUP TOUR.

Our spring tour dates are

APRIL 17         LARGE GROUP

MAY 1              LARGE GROUP  – THIS DATE IS BOOKED

MAY 22           LARGE GROUP

MAY 29           SMALL GROUP DAY

LARGE GROUP DAY – This is an all day tour with a morning and afternoon session.

  • This tour is a full day tour.
  •  It is a private event and closed to the general public.
  •  Up to eight interpreters are scheduled.
  •  The cost is $250 for up to 50 students with an additional $5 per student for attendees over the 50.
  •  There is no minimum group size.
  •  The tour is exclusive to your group.
  •  There is an morning session and a separate afternoon one.
  •  Guests will break for a self provided lunch.
  •  Arrangements can be made for our gift shop to be open to your students.

SMALL GROUP DAY

  • This tour is 2 hours in length.
  •  It is a private event and closed to the general public.
  •  Up to four interpreters are scheduled.
  •  The cost is $5 per student with no minimum group size.
  • The tour is NOT exclusive to your group.  Additional small groups may be scheduled concurrently.
  •  There is an morning session and a separate afternoon one.
  •  Arrangements can be made for our gift shop to be open to your students.

Those wishing further information or to schedule a tour can contact the Fort New Salem Foundation by phone at: 304-695-2220 or by e mail at:  director @fortnewsalemfoundation.org