Salem, Oregon

Cherry Blossoms at the Oregon State Capitol
Cherry blossoms in bloom on a sunny day at the Oregon State Capitol, Salem, Oregon. Holly Hayes all photos of Salem →

Founded in 1842 and incorporated in 1857, Salem is the capital of Oregon and the third-largest city in the state. Salem contains several historic districts, including a historic downtown, and over 70 sites listed on the National Register.

Location map of Salem, Oregon. Click to enlarge.
Aerial view of Salem, Oregon. Click to enlarge.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
Approx. Center
44.9428980° N, 123.0350960° W map
1842 (founded); 1857 (incorporated)
Official Website

Add Your Comment

Have you visited Salem, or do you have personal connections, insider knowledge, or a tip for visiting? Or perhaps you have a correction. Please tell us about it!

Will be published with your comment.
If you have a question, please note that Go Historic is not the official contact for this place and we don't have any further information than is published here. But perhaps another commenter can help! If submitting a correction, please cite your source for the correct information. Maximum length: 2500 characters. Plain text only; no <html>.