The Best Landmarks in Salem

Handpicked Top 3 Landmarks in Salem, Oregon. Our 50-Point Inspection includes everything from checking reviews, ratings, reputation, history, complaints, satisfaction, trust and cost to the general excellence. You deserve only the best!


900 Court Street NE, Salem, OR 97301

Since 1855

Government Organization, Historical Place, Government Buildings, Statue, Landmark, Historic Preservation, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Observation Deck, Collections, Events, Cultural Activities, Self-Guided Walking Tours, Event Rentals, Library, Summer Camps, Guided Tours & Field Trips

Free Admission - The new capitol was 164 feet (50 m) wide, 400 feet (120 m) long and 166 feet (51 m) tall (50 by 122 by 51 m) and contained 131,750 square feet (12,240 m2) of usable space

Mon - Fri : 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Sat & Sun : Closed

Filled and surrounded with art Oregons State Capitol manages to both look like a capitol yet different then the standard. This was built when the old copper domed capitol burned. There are pieces of the old capitols pillars on the grounds. The new capitol was built during the great depression out of marble. It was built with a lot of art-deco touches. The House and Senate champers have the names of people important to the history of the state.

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1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301

Since 1889

Museum, Research, Library and Archives, Collections, Research Resources, Historic Photos, Methodist Mission, Thomas Kay Woolen Mill, Biographies and Histories, Special Events, Weddings, Shop and Dine, Group Tours, Educational Programs, Student Programs, Teachers, Teen Interpreter Program, Classes & Workshops

Children under 5 Free Admission - The museum includes a water power interpretive exhibit by Portland General Electric - This building designed by architect W.D. Pugh

Price: $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors (65 +), $5.00 Students (with ID), $4.00 Youth (6 - 17)

Mon - Sat : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sun : Closed

This is a great museum focusing on the history of Salem and nearby environs. We started with the historic buildings (houses, a parsonage, and a Methodist church) for which the front desk gives you a key to let yourself in. I agree with a previous poster who commented on the typos on some of the displays -- there are some real howlers. Overall, the focus is on the Methodist mission to Oregon which helped open up settlement and the native peoples that they met.

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1116 Mission St SE, Salem, OR 97302

Since 1894

Historical Landmark, Architecture Buildings, Historical Building, Nature Trails, Museum, Educational Programs, Students, Teachers, Adult, Youth and Family Programs, Field Trips, Greenhouse, Original Carriage House, Public Garden, Rental Facility, Event Venue, Guided Tour Prices, Self-Guided Tour, Public Park & Historic House Museum

Child (5 and under) Free Admission - AAA members receive $1 Off their admission - FREE Admission Programs: Friends of Deepwood Members, Oregon Trail Card Families, North American Reciprocal Museum Program, Active Military & Immediate Family

Price: Adult $6, Senior (62+) $5, Students (16+) $4 (with valid school ID), Youth (6-15) $3

Mon - Sun : 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

We recently visited for the first time, while attending an outside flea market event. The grounds are gorgeous! We could have stayed for hours just enjoying the gardens & taking pictures of the flowers. We didn't get to go inside, but the outiside architecture was beautiful. The history of the estate is interesting and we'll definately go back to do an inside tour some day. There are nice restroom facilities and looks like a wonderful place to have a wedding or event here.

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