Introduction to Salem, New Jersey
The land now occupied by Salem was acquired by John Fenwick in 1675. The township was established in 1693. It was named after the Hebrew word for peace, Shalom. Salem was formally incorporated in 1798, and reincorporated as Salem City in 1858. It is the county seat of Salem County.
Salem and nearby Attractions
- Majors Wharf
- Salem County Historical Society
- Fort Mott State Park
- Mannington Meadows Wildlife Refuge
- Turtle Back Zoo
- Israel Crane House
Things To Do In Salem
Salem celebrates the Fall Festival every September. The Stickley Museum at Craftsman Farms, the Montclair Art Museum, the Delaware Art Museum, and the Nemours Mansion and Gardens are some of the local museums. The Fort Mott State Park, located on the Delaware River, is a popular destination in Salem. Nearby historical sites include Fort Mott, Dutch House, Longwood Gardens and the Amstel House.
Air transportation is available from Philadelphia International Airport.
Salem Higher Education
Wilmington College, Rowan University, Gloucester County College and the University of Delaware are some of the local colleges and universities.