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Great place for researching family history in that area

Run by the most friendly and well informed people in their community ... we only visited once but... read more

Reviewed 20 August 2017
Kathy S
Clearwater, Florida
Genealogy Library - Washington County

My son and I were guided by a Hay Center history consultant to the 2nd floor of the artifact museum... read more

Reviewed 17 August 2017
Asheville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 20 August 2017

Run by the most friendly and well informed people in their community ... we only visited once but got much more than expected ... was a very productive visit ..

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

My son and I were guided by a Hay Center history consultant to the 2nd floor of the artifact museum and learned so much, as well as visiting the first floor glassed in displays. Photos of my Mom and her family are displayed, and many...More

Thank 920piratejenny
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Didn't really know what to expect. Only had time for the museum and unfortunately not the village and train depot. Talk about a well put together, stuffed full of history and immaculate museum. Completely worth the small price they charge for admittance. Very glad we...More

Thank Mavenhawk
Reviewed 3 November 2016

I just can't tel you how gracious the folks are in Salem! Found this little gem of a museum and it was excellent. People have worked really hard and are proud and it is evident. If you have time, check it out!

Thank stargazerlilly2014
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a really nice log cabin recreation and historical area. The Center has some really nice historical items you can view, including a selection of weaved coverlets.

Thank becarpenterjr
Reviewed 8 October 2016

I will admit that I tagged along with my husband who really had to go there. It was raining and there is not a lot to do in Salem. But we ended up staying all day. It was interesting and the staff and volunteers work...More

Thank historylv2014
Reviewed 16 March 2016

The John Hay Center contains many historic buildings, including the birthplace of John Hay, Lincoln's secretary. Buildings from around the county were brought in and restored to give the feel of an 1800's village. The museum located on the grounds is amazing. So many interesting...More

Thank Marjorie M
Reviewed 20 August 2015

Loved looking into Salem's history since my family is from that area. And the people are so friendly.

Thank Jeri J
Reviewed 7 July 2015

So many great displays and the village was great. Learned a lot about Salem even though I grew up there.

Thank jason7598
Reviewed 18 February 2015

This museum is a jewel for our county! The Genealogy library is great for research into your family tree. For a place that runs off of donations, they do a super job! Everyone is friendly and knowledegable.

Thank Gina F
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