For Our Community


The Society has a vast array of historic objects, many of which are on display for visitors to see.  Our premises include two historic homes, a barn, a log cabin, and a law office, and a bath house.


Josephine Jaquett Memorial Research Library

The library contains invaluable information on Salem County's history.  The library collection consists of books and archival materials that aid researchers and genealogists in their search.


Educational Programs

The Society is honored to share the history of our community with local school children.  We offer several educational programs that are sure to make a lasting impression on students.

Our Mission

The mission of the Salem County Historical Society is to seek, document, preserve, interpret and perpetuate Salem County’s heritage, and to enhance the awareness and appreciation of that heritage, through its research, collections, functions, exhibits, educational programs and publications, for the benefit of future generations and for the betterment of the community.

Historical Society in Salem, NJ

Open to the Public

Tuesday - Saturday

12:00pm - 4:00pm


$5.00 for non-members

Please note: The Society's Alexander Grant House Museum is OPEN to the public for tours from 1:00pm - 3:00pm. Our research library will  continue to remain closed. We are asking everyone to please call ahead (856) 935-5004 and make an appointment before visiting our museum; no drop-in visitors will be allowed entry. Group visits will be no larger than 4 individuals at most and everyone will be required to wear a mask during their visit. In addition, each person entering the building will have their temperature taken before entry. Those that are ill or who have recently traveled out of state should not schedule a visit.   

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83 Market Street

Salem, NJ 08079

Tel: 856-935-5004

Fax: 856-935-0728

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The Society has designated parking spaces behind our building off Center Drive.

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