Independence Day Celebration
Old Salem Historic District
Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) where you can enjoy a free orientation video and free parking.
Join us for our Independence Day Celebration. We will have hands-on activities, patriotic music, concerts, and demonstrations and more fun for the whole family.
At 2:00 p.m., the Psalm of Joy will be performed at Home Moravian Church accompanied by a Lovefeast—this commemorates the musical celebration of peace in Salem at the end of the Revolutionary War.
Visit St. Philips Heritage Center to hear spirituals and patriotic music performed by Leonard Row.
Watch a Victorian Magic Lantern Show—the “big screen extravaganzas that lead to the movies.” The American Magic-Lantern Theater will present 4 half hour shows with a patriotic theme. This special showing is sure to delight visitors of all ages.
At the end of the day join us on Salem Square to participate in a reenactment of the first July 4th celebration in Salem.