About

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Dear Friends,
Welcome to the Old Salem Museums & Gardens website, where you can learn more about the beautifully restored historic town of Salem, the highly acclaimed collections in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) and the variety of award-winning historical garden and horticultural programs.

I hope that you will be inspired to come and visit so we can share our treasures with you.  Whether to enjoy dinner at the Tavern, a special occasion, or to attend one of our many special events and seminars throughout the year, we know you’ll discover something new about our past and that will intrigue you about our future.

Hope to see you on the Square,

Ragan P. Folan

President & CEO