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DISCOVER THE POSSIBILITIES that await you in Salem County, New Jersey

With a rich legacy of historical places and events, a vast array of natural resources and open spaces, a stable farming community, and a strong economic job base, Salem County offers a very unique quality of life. Nestled in the southwest corner of New Jersey, Salem County is within easy driving distance of Philadelphia, New York, Wilmington, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, and Atlantic City. Leave the urban sprawl behind, get away for a day or a weekend to the scenic landscapes, living history and lively arts of Salem County. Whether you plan to spend the day discovering Salem County’s many historic sites, exploring our natural wonders, or enjoying the diverse culture of our community, we have something waiting for you. The hospitality you’ll receive makes staying another day or two an easy choice.

Link to the Salem County History Project page

Photos Courtesy of Ashley Crist

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Upcoming Events in Salem County

You can view the monthly calendar of events here.

Mar
23
Sat
The Hancock House Massacre 241st Anniversary @ The Hancock House State Historic Site
Mar 23 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10am – 4 pm, Rain or Shine

Location: The Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – 08038

In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent from Philadelphia while local militia organized to defend their homes. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, the militia was barely able to fend off the British advance over the Alloway Creek, and just three days later Captain Sheppard’s Company, guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge, was surprised by the Queen’s Rangers and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. The British eventually left and Salem was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.

Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again!

Activities will include:

  • Military encampments
  • Musket and drill demonstrations
  • Tours of the house where the attack happened
  • Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30pm each day)

For more information, please call: 856.935.4373

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock House, Inc.

241th anniversary flyer

Mar
24
Sun
The Hancock House Massacre 241st Anniversary @ The Hancock House State Historic Site
Mar 24 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Date & Time: Saturday, March 23rd & Sunday, March 24th, 2019, 10am – 4 pm, Rain or Shine

Location: The Hancock House State Historic Site – 3 Front Street – Hancocks Bridge, NJ – 08038

In March of 1778, Salem County was invaded by a British foraging expedition sent from Philadelphia while local militia organized to defend their homes. At Quinton’s Bridge, March 18th, the militia was barely able to fend off the British advance over the Alloway Creek, and just three days later Captain Sheppard’s Company, guarding the passage over Hancock’s Bridge, was surprised by the Queen’s Rangers and “massacred”. After this, resistance faded, leaving the county open to plunder. The British eventually left and Salem was at peace once again, but residents would forever remember the trials and tribulations of those days in March of 1778.

Join us at the Hancock House State Historic Site where the militia will form to repel the British once again!

Activities will include:

  • Military encampments
  • Musket and drill demonstrations
  • Tours of the house where the attack happened
  • Meet Judge Hancock and others that were there Guided tour of Quinton’s Bridge battle site (3:30pm each day)

For more information, please call: 856.935.4373

This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Hancock House, Inc.

241th anniversary flyer

Mar
31
Sun
Music Around the County Presents: The Fort Delaware Cornet Band – Music of the Victorian Era @ First Presbyterian Church
Mar 31 @ 3:00 pm

Date & Time: March 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 88 Market St, Salem, NJ 08079

Ludlam Concert flyer

May
18
Sat
Arts in Bloom 2019
May 18 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

artsinbloomDate & Time: May 18-19, from 10am – 5pm

2019 Meeting Dates
Meetings are normally third or fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30pm at the Ware Agricultural Complex in Pilesgrove, NJ

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8 & 22
  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 4

For the tenth year in a row, artists from all over Salem County are coming together to share their studios with the public for a two-day, county-wide event. “Salem County Arts in Bloom”, the free two-day art event will happen on May 19 and 20, 2018, and will span many locations throughout Salem County, NJ (towns such as Alloway, Canton, Elmer, Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, Monroeville, Pedricktown, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Salem, and Woodstown).

Guests will enjoy open studio and gallery tours featuring local artists, with activities including pottery demonstrations, painting, fiber arts, puppetry, and much more.

Every year features more than 50 artists in a wide variety of media. This increasingly popular event offers visitors an opportunity to see the spaces where local art is created while exploring Salem County’s beautiful countryside.

Many locations throughout Salem County (and beyond!) have printed brochures available for you to start planning your Salem County Arts in Bloom weekend tour. Or click below for a pdf version of the brochure.

​​As in prior years, local restaurants and cafes are also a part of the event. Many local eateries will be offering discounts to Arts in Bloom participants and visitors, and some are offering “food on the go” for people who want to see as many of the artists’ studios as they possibly can.

May
19
Sun
Arts in Bloom 2019
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

artsinbloomDate & Time: May 18-19, from 10am – 5pm

2019 Meeting Dates
Meetings are normally third or fourth Wednesdays of each month at 6:30pm at the Ware Agricultural Complex in Pilesgrove, NJ

  • January 16
  • February 20
  • March 20
  • April 17
  • May 8 & 22
  • June 19
  • July 24
  • August 21
  • September 18
  • October 16
  • November 13
  • December 4

For the tenth year in a row, artists from all over Salem County are coming together to share their studios with the public for a two-day, county-wide event. “Salem County Arts in Bloom”, the free two-day art event will happen on May 19 and 20, 2018, and will span many locations throughout Salem County, NJ (towns such as Alloway, Canton, Elmer, Elsinboro, Lower Alloways Creek, Mannington, Monroeville, Pedricktown, Pennsville, Pilesgrove, Pittsgrove, Salem, and Woodstown).

Guests will enjoy open studio and gallery tours featuring local artists, with activities including pottery demonstrations, painting, fiber arts, puppetry, and much more.

Every year features more than 50 artists in a wide variety of media. This increasingly popular event offers visitors an opportunity to see the spaces where local art is created while exploring Salem County’s beautiful countryside.

Many locations throughout Salem County (and beyond!) have printed brochures available for you to start planning your Salem County Arts in Bloom weekend tour. Or click below for a pdf version of the brochure.

​​As in prior years, local restaurants and cafes are also a part of the event. Many local eateries will be offering discounts to Arts in Bloom participants and visitors, and some are offering “food on the go” for people who want to see as many of the artists’ studios as they possibly can.

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