WELCOME TO
FORT NEW SALEM

Fort New Salem is a representative frontier log house settlement of 19th century West(ern) Virginia. Our 8 acre campus features 17 Appalachian log structures. Our 50th season continues with our WEEKEND OF WORKSHOPS from 10-5 on June 22 & 23.

2024 is a special year at Fort New Salem. Thanks to all our guests, our “friends of the fort” and all our supporters. We look forward to serving you in 2024.

 

  • QR CODES

    We now have QR codes attached to our structures and gardens for our visitors to explore into the rich history behind what you see.

  • THANKS WVU EXTENSION

    We appreciate the ongoing partnership with the WVU Extension Harrison County Master Gardeners and their work on both the Dye and Apothecary garden. We love the new signs (with QR codes)

  • NEW 2024 SPONSOR

    We welcome the Salem Shop 'n Save as a 2024 Silver sponsor.

  • NEW 2024 SPONSOR

    We welcome the return of the West Union Bank as a Bronze Sponsor.

  • NEW 2024 SPONSOR

    We welcome Jay-Bee Oil as a 2024 Silver sponsor.

  • NEW 2024 SPONSOR

    We welcome SUMMIT COMMUNITY BANK as a 2024 Platinum Sponsor for all our events and school tours during our 50th Anniversary season.

  • HELP SAVE THE GREEN TREE

    We announce our PRESERVE APPALACHIA campaign to restore and reopen the GREEN TREE TAVERN!

  • Follow us on Instagram

    We are now on INSTAGRAM
    https://instagram.com/preserve.appalachia

  • Bennett House

    Progress being made on the Bennett House. The shake roof is now installed. A front porch is under construction.

  • 2024 School Tours

    Our Spring 2024 School Tours are all booked up. We do have a wait list established.

  • New Chestnut trees planted

    We are pleased to partner with the West Virginia Chapter of the American Chestnut Foundation and support the rebirth of the American Chestnut Tree with the recent planting of several saplings.

  • New Fall Flags

    Attendees at our October events saw our new Fall Flags decorating our campus.

OUR
MISSION STATEMENT

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