Discover Salem’s Heritage and Culture

You can explore Salem’s history through a variety of attractions and walking tours.

You can start with this four-minute video by the Heritage All-Star Forum for their Salem “Your Capital of Culture” series. The Heritage All-Star Forum is comprised of representatives from Salem’s heritage and cultural sites.

Salem: Capital of Culture


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Salem is one of just six communities in Oregon that has been recognized by the Oregon Heritage Commission as a Heritage All-Star Community.

Travel Salem is a non-profit organization connecting you to places to stay and things to do in and around Salem.

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​Places to visit and explore Salem’s history and culture

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