Historic Salem Courthouse

The Old Washington County Courthouse in Salem is one of the most important historic public buildings in the region...... contains one of the best preserved nineteenth century courtrooms in the entire state. - Historic Preservation Architect, John G. Waite Associates

The Historic Salem Courthouse is a historically significant building designed by noted architect, Marcus Cummings, and built in 1869.  It stands proudly in the center of a very scenic community and serves as the anchor of the historic district which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The attached jail was designed by William J. Beardsley, architect of Attica State Prison, and was completed in 1906. The Courthouse now serves the area as a vibrant community center.

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Latitude: 43.173116 Longitude: -73.321751 Elevation: 490 ft
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What Communities Does This Facility Serve

Town and Village of Salem

Hamlet of Shushan

What Are The Stories Told In This Facility

The Northern Turnpike

Intact 19th Century Architecture

Culture and Arts

What Are The “Don’t Miss” Experiences In This Community

Salem Art Works

Sounds of Salem

Salem Farm Market

Shushan Covered Bridge

Rexleigh Covered Bridge

Georgi Museum

Season And Hours Open

Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm - Weekends upon request or if there is a planned event

Identify And Describe The Management Organization

The Historic Salem Courthouse is a 501 c 3 not-for-profit organization that is managed by an Executive Director.  It is governed by an active Board of Directors composed of 11 members who meet monthly.



ADA Accessible


Tours Are Offered


Site is Child-friendly


Site is Pet-friendly


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