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Historic Salem Chapel

History
Located on the church's campus is the historic Salem Chapel.
The history of the chapel can be traced as far back as 1818 when the Salem Meeting House
was erected on the Stayman farm. The land and church were deeded to the Methodist
Episcopal Church for $100 in 1882 making Salem Chapel the oldest Methodist Church building
in regular use in the Cumberland Valley. History records that the Confederate artillery fired
from the church yard in 1863.

The chapel closed in 1922 and reopened in 1953, by members of the Wesley Methodist Church
in Mechanicsburg.

In 1997 a new sanctuary was built for regular Sunday services, however the chapel is still used
for many special services.

Event Booking:
Salem Chapel is available to the community for weddings, funerals, and special services.
The Chapel is equipped with heating and air conditioning. A pianist/organist is available upon request.

Please contact the church office for more information at (717) 766-3072, or click here to download our wedding guidelines.