• Tuesday-Saturday, 12pm-4pm
  • School trips offered as part of continuing educational programs
  • The Historical Society Annual Luncheon held on the 3rd Sunday in September for members and patrons
  • The John S. Rock Memorial Lecture held on the 3rd Sunday in October every year to commemorate the life of John Stewart Rock, an African American abolitionist, teacher, healer, and counselor
  • A walking Ghost Tour held on the last Friday in October and stops at sites in town
  • Quarterly meeting presentations held on the 2nd Sunday of each quarter and highlight a topic or theme related to Salem County history
  • ADA accessible first floor
  • Parking
  • Restrooms
  • $5
  • Free for members

Salem County Historical Society

83 Market Street, Salem, NJ 08079


The Salem County Historical Society was founded in 1884 and features over 10,000 objects and artifacts related to the history of its communities. The Society’s main complex consists of four interconnected historic buildings dating from 1700 to 1800, the centerpiece of which is the Alexander Grant’s Mansion House and the Josephine Jaquette Memorial Library. Four other buildings comprise the premises, including the Stone Barn, the John Jones Law Office (New Jersey’s first law office), the Log Cabin Educational Center, and the Victorian Bath House.

The Josephine Jaquette Memorial Library offers important genealogical and local history resources. Founded over a century ago, the collection includes primary and secondary resources from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, reflecting civic, cultural, social, and family history of Salem County, home of the oldest permanent English-speaking settlement in the Delaware Valley.


  • Visit the museum featuring a vast array of historic artifacts from Salem County
  • Walk the grounds to explore the property’s two historic homes, barn, log cabin, law office, and bath house
  • Attend an educational program or special event
  • Conduct genealogical or historical research at the Josephine Jaquette Memorial Library

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