Historic Salem Courthouse

The Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem is one of the most important historic public buildings in the region…… contains one of the best preserved nineteenth century courtrooms in the entire state. – Historic Preservation Architect, John G. Waite Associates

The Historic Salem Courthouse is a historically significant building designed by noted architect, Marcus Cummings, and built in 1869. It stands proudly in the center of a very scenic community and serves as the anchor of the historic district which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The attached jail was designed by William J. Beardsley, architect of Attica State Prison, and was completed in 1906. The Courthouse now serves the area as a vibrant community center. What Communities Does This Facility Serve
Town and Village of Salem

Hamlet of Shushan

What Are The Stories Told In This Facility
The Northern Turnpike

Intact 19th Century Architecture

Culture and Arts

What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community
Salem Art Works

Sounds of Salem

Salem Farm Market

Shushan Covered Bridge

Rexleigh Covered Bridge

Georgi Museum

Season And Hours Open
Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm – Weekends upon request or if there is a planned event

Identify And Describe The Management Organization
The Historic Salem Courthouse is a 501 c 3 not-for-profit organization that is managed by an Executive Director. It is governed by an active Board of Directors composed of 11 members who meet monthly.

ADA Accessible
Tours Are Offered
Site is Child-friendly
Site is Pet-friendly

Latitude: 43.173116 Longitude: -73.321751 Elevation: 490 ft
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Contact Information

Historic Salem Courthouse
58 East Broadway
P.O. Box 140
Salem, NY 12865 US
[email protected]

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