Salem is your city for adventure, prosperity, history and peace.

Salem is nestled in the beautiful rolling hills of Northeastern Ohio. It is centrally located about 65 miles from both Pittsburgh and Cleveland, and is about 35 miles East of Akron and Canton.

This quaint town retains much of its original character even while new and unique shops, restaurants and galleries fill its beautifully restored historic downtown buildings.

 Founded and settled by the Friends (a.k.a. "Quakers") religious group in 1806, the city was active in the anti-slavery movement of the early-to-mid 1800's. Still standing are many of the beautiful homes, with their hidden rooms and secret passageways, connecting them to the famous Underground Railroad.



Salem's residents are also justly proud that their town was the site of the very first Women's Rights Convention held in the State of Ohio. Salem's overall active involvement in equal rights issues is a tribute to its rich Quaker heritage.

Salem offers the best of many worlds - including a variety of activities ranging from visiting Salem's Historical Society Museum and the Charles Burchfield Homestead to evening enjoyment provided by the Salem Community Theatre, Fine Dining paired with Cabaret/Big Band sounds, and a wide variety of Pub-style entertainment.



Welcome to Salem, Ohio!