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Explore beautiful Salem, Oregon and nearby attractions


Photo by Frank Miller

Salem Heritage Network (SHINE) - A wonderful resource for Salem history. Visit the blog for six historic walking tours including the Salem in Oregon History, the Downtown, and the Riverfront walking tours.

Asahel Bush House Museum *- is nestled among natural groves of old oak trees in a gracious pastoral set­ting that served as a gentleman’s farm for the Bush family. This 1878 Italianate residence was the home of pioneer Asahel Bush II, a key fig­ure in the early politics of Oregon and in the development of Salem.

Historic Deepwood Estate *- is an 1894 Queen Anne Victorian Home situated on approximately 4 acres of manicured gardens and nature trails set in the heart of Salem near its downtown core.

Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill *- is a stroll through the Willamette Valley's pioneer and industrial past on this beautiful 5-acre campus with its collection of 14 historic buildings that encompass the saga and richness of Oregon’s past.  Among the structures on site is the 1841 Jason Lee House, 1841 Methodist Parsonage, 1847 John Boon House, 1858 Pleasant Grove Church, and the 1896 Thomas Kay Woolen Mill.

*A joint discounted ticket is being made available to conference attendees. Purchase the $6.00 ticket and have the opportunity to visit all three museums. Tickets good from Thursday, April 26 through Saturday, April 28, 2012. You may purchase the ticket when you register.

Visit Travel Salem's site for a list of local Gardens, Parks, Restaurants, Wineries and Vineyards and so much more!

Please contact Colleen Needham (Communications Chair) with any questions. 

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