Sunday, June 21, 2009

Fort New Salem

Fort New Salem, located in Salem, WV, a rural Appalachian community in western Harrison County, is a living history, outdoor museum interpreting the history, trades and lifestyles of the region. The settlement is surrounded by tree-covered hills. The facility takes its visitors into an era when work and leisure activities reflected the values and traditions of the community and the Appalachian culture of her people.

Fort New Salem is a representative frontier log settlement of Nineteenth Century West(ern) Virginia. Work on this village of over 18 relocated log structures began in 1971. The Fort opened to the public in 1974. The site is approximately eight acres, all owned by the Fort New Salem Foundation, Inc.

To visit the fort's web site: Click Here.

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