Currently Fort New Salem is closed to the public on a day-to-day basis.  We are working to repair, renew and expands our facility.  We have been busy creating much change on our campus. Currently we are constructing the Bennett Cabin and have created new front end to our campus with includes a new flagpole, new bell pole, new stocks, new sidewalks as well as a new porch on the Tinsmith Shop.  In January 2024, the new shake roof was installed on the Bennett Cabin. It is currently receiving its porch, chinking and daubing. A major 2023 effort involved the Reynolds House, which received a new front porch and two side porches. We began the process of applying the chinking and daubing to Reynolds and resumed it this spring installing the restored windows with a goal of its public opening by the end of 2024.

  1. 2024 :
  2. July 13 : Myths of the Mountains
  3. July 27 : Myths of the Mountains
  4. August 9 - 11 : Dulcimer Festival
  5. October 3 - 5 : Fort New Salem @ Apple Butter Festival Grounds
  6. October 5 : Apple Butter @ Fort New Salem
  7. October 19 : Fort Fall Day
  8. November 30 : Spirit Of Christmas in the Mountains
  9. December 1 : Spirit Of Christmas in the Mountains
  10. December 7 : Spirit Of Christmas in the Mountains
  11. December 8 : Spirit Of Christmas in the Mountains
  12. 2025 :
  13. May 17 : John Randolph Spring Arts Kick Off
  14. June TBD : Upward Bound - Night of Volunteers
  15. June 21 & 22 : Weekend of Workshops

General Admission

Our general admission for events is ranges from $7 – 10 with children under 10 admitted free with a paying adult. From time to time, we have workshops (such as classes on blacksmithing, basket making, dulcimer playing, etc.). For workshops, visitors pay the general admission fee and the registration fee for any workshop attended.

Hours of Operation

Our facility is open to the public ONLY during our events.  The individual event hours vary and are listed on the page for that activity.

Private Rental

As our campus has developed so have the requests for private use of our facility. Currently this has included company picnics, weddings, high school reunions, family reunions and organization meetings. Contact us to find out more about holding a private event at Fort New Salem. We currently offer no on site catering but can make arrangements with area vendors. Private rental requests are subject to facility availability.