A Piece of Marion County’s History
Walk the historic streets of downtown Salem, spend an afternoon immersed in art and beautiful gardens, and finish your day walking the peaceful paths of Mount Angel Abbey’s grounds.
Discover Historic Downtown Salem
Salem has much to offer art and history enthusiasts. Start your morning by walking to any of the iconic historic buildings in downtown Salem. Wanting to extend your stay? Spend the day discovering history and culture in downtown Salem. Don’t miss out on beautiful summer gardens like Bush’s Pasture Park Rose Garden and Deepwood Museum and Gardens.
Experience Mt. Angel’s German Heritage
Plan to eat lunch at Mount Angel Sausage Company and get a taste of what the town is known for; its german heritage and the annual Oktoberfest celebration.
Stop in at Sin-Able Sweets for a new spin on cakes and candies that are made with healthier alternatives for those looking for sweets with a little less sugar.
Pair your snack with a coffee from Chic Skape and hang out for a bit and shop clothing, jewlery, and other products made from local vendors.
Enjoy live music on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons a few blocks down at the Mt. Angel Theater & Studio. Head up College St. to Mt. Angel Mercantile and browse the shelves of trinkets and treasures at this small-town boutique home goods store.
Finish your afternoon by visiting Mount Angel Abbey where you can walk the grounds, visit the Abbey Museum, and listen to the monastery bells ring.
Before turning in for the evening, sip a brew from Benedictine Brewery. Learn about the monastic traditions of brewing beer and taste the germanic-inspired brews that Oktoberfest is best known for.