Salem Area History - Sample Tour

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Oregon State Capitol
900 Court St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-986-1388
www.leg.state.or.us/capinfo/visitor.html
Recommended Time Allotment: 1 hour
Marble adorns Oregon’s Capitol built in 1938. Atop the dome sits the “Gold Pioneer”. Tours of the building and tower are available, call for times.

Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill
1313 Mill St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
503-585-7012
www.WillametteHeritage.org
Recommended Time Allotment: 2 hours
Willamette Heritage Center at The Mill preserves three 1840’s Mission houses and a 19th century woolen mill; the Museum interprets Western Oregon’s settlement and industry. Visit Oregon’s American Treasure.

Lunch and Shopping.
Historic Downtown Salem.
Roughly bounded by Chemeketa, High, Ferry, and Front Streets.
503-480-1111
www.GoDowntownSalem.com
Recommended Time Allotment: 2 hours
Visitors appreciate historic downtown’s beautiful architecture, mix of delicious eateries, unique shops, art galleries, salons, and major department stores. Entertainment and walking tours available (self-guided).

World Beat Gallery
189 Liberty St. NE, #211B (Located inside Reed Opera House)
Salem, OR 97301
503-581-2004
www.salemmulticultural.org
Recommended Time Allotment: 30-45 minutes
Cultural exhibitions from Salem’s ethnic communities displayed all year.  2010 themes include Samoa, India, international marriage customs and winter holidays around the world.

Historic Elsinore Theatre
170 High St. SE
Salem, OR 97301
503-375-3574
www.ElsinoreTheatre.com
Recommended Time Allotment: 1 hour
Enjoy a performance or classic film in Salem’s restored 1926 vaudeville theatre. From “Bach to Rock” and “Broadway to Ballet” the Elsinore has it all.

Bush House Museum/Salem Art Association
600 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
503-581-2228
www.salemart.org
Recommended Time Allotment: 30 minutes (or 1 hour if weather permits for garden viewing)
Built in 1878 by Asahel Bush II, this Italianate-style Victorian mansion and Conservatory in Bush’s Pasture Park features changing exhibits, original fine art and furnishings.

Historic Deepwood Estate
1116 Mission St. SE
Salem, OR 97302
503-363-1825
www.historicdeepwoodestate.org
Recommended Time Allotment: 30 minutes (or 1 hour if weather permits for garden viewing)
An 1894 Queen Anne Victorian, located on 4.5 acres of historic gardens and nature trails, featuring exquisite stained glass and golden oak woodwork.

Dinner.
Contact Travel Salem for recommendations or review the dining section of TravelSalem.com.
181 High St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
503-581-4325 or 800-874-7012
Salem offers dining for all likes and price ranges. From Chinese cuisine to Italian elegance, Salem has it and more.