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FORT NEW SALEM

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WELCOME   - JOIN US FOR THE 49TH ANNUAL SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS

Saturday November 26

Sunday     November 27

Opens noon each day!

Our full schedule is listed on the event page

During 2022 Fort New Salem has been working on pandemic induced deferred maintenance and some exciting expansions.  Visitors will see our new porch under construction on the Reynolds House. It is just a part of the front-end development of our campus. We now have firewood shed, a new flag poll and permanent stocks with surrounding patio.  Visitors know the significance of our community bell during our events.  We are currently working on a new bell poll. Also coming soon to the front of our campus is the Bennet House.  We have started building the foundation footers and are approaching the final exterior log stacking.

Fort New Salem is a representative frontier log house settlement of 19th century West(ern) Virginia. We are a private museum and only open to the public during our events.

WELCOME

  • Spirit of Christmas Mask

    Be safe and show your support for Fort New Salem with the SPIRIT OF CHRISTMAS IN THE MOUNTAINS face mask.

  • VIRTUAL TREE LIGHTING

    View our Virtual Tree Lighting on Facebook.

  • 2023 SCHOOL TOURS ANNOUNCED

    Fort New Salem announces an expansion of its 2023 school tours. We now offer both small group and large group tours!

  • FORT RECEIVES GRANT

    On January 12,2021 Fort New Salem received a grant from the CULTURAL FOUNDATION OF HARRISON COUNTY. It will be used to add a porch onto the Reynolds House! That work is ongoing in 2022

  • NEW CHARITY GO FUND ME PAGE LAUNCHED

    We have launched our new campaign to save the iconic Greentree Tavern. Visit charity.gofundme.com/reshape-the-future for details on the campaign and how to donate.

  • Meeting House Renovated and Reopened

    We reopened the renovated Meeting House on November 30, 2019. Special thanks to the Salem Correctional Facility Good Neighbors crew and our Friends of the Fort for their help on this project.

  • Class of 2019 Inductees into WALL OF RECOGNITION

    Congratulations to George "Gabby" Brooks, Jeffrey Wyne and Walter Williams our 2019 Class inducted into our WALL OF RECOGNITIONS on August 10, 2019. Jeff and Gabby have been a part of Fort New Salem over the past 25 years. Walter was the inaugural chairperson of our organization and developed the structure and "foundation of our foundation"

  • WELCOME SALEM UNIVERSITY

    We welcome SALEM UNIVERSITY as our newest SEASON SPONSOR!

  • BLOCK HOUSE OPENED!

    After being completely relocated on our campus and renovated, the BLOCK HOUSE was officially reopened April 27, 2019.

  • HOOPS GRACES WINNERS

    Congratulations to Mark and his family who won our Hoops and Graces Competition at our John Randolph Spring Arts Kick Off.

  • THANK YOU CITY OF SALEM

    We welcome the City of Salem, a long time supporter of Fort New Salem, as our newest SEASON SPONSOR!

  • Amazon Smile Support Fort New Salem

    Log into smile.amazon.com and select Fort New Salem Foundation as the organization you support. Shop as you normally would and a portion of eligible purchases will go towards supporting us!

  • DOMINION DONATES TO FORT

    Dominion recently granted Fort New Salem to build a new porch and ramp to our Old Admin Building. Additionally Dominion donated and installed 800 feet of gas line on our campus!

  • Three inducted into THANKS-GIVING WALL

    On August 11, 2018 we inducted Judge John S. Kaull, Clarence “Willie” & Mary Mutschelknaus into "Wall." Judge Kaull is a former chairperson for the Fort New Salem Foundation and a supporter. Willie & Mary have been ongoing supporters of the development of our facility with Willie also serving on the fort Board. Judge Kaull was represented by April , his daughter.

OUR
CAMPUS INCLUDES

  • Waldo Run Cabin

  • The Farm House

  • The Block House

  • Delilia's Cabin

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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