Considered to be one of America's greatest artists, Charles Ephraim Burchfield (1893-1967) lived and painted in this Salem, Ohio house from the age of five to twenty-eight. Nearly half of his lifetime's output of art was completed here. Burchfield loved Salem and this neighborhood. Many of his paintings are views from the windows of the house. Burchfield's Homestead is now listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
"Today, you can stand inside Burchfield's boyhood home in Salem, look out a window at the unchanged neighborhood, and see the reality of what Burchfield saw in 1915. To see what his fertile imagination added to his views from the "eyes" of the house, you must study his paintings of those window views - paintings embued with his affection for his mother, siblings, friends and home town." - From The Eyes of Houses By Richard Wootten
Visit the Homestead.
Admission is free; donations are welcome.
NEW HOURS FOR 2020 ANNOUNCED: Beginning June 21, 2020, the Burchfield Homestead Museum will be open by appointment only. From July 5 through October, we will also be open on Sundays from 1 to 4 pm. Appointments are available by phoning 330 717-0092 at least two days ahead. Face masks are required.
The Burchfield Homestead Society / 867 Fourth St. / P.O. Box 317 / Salem, Ohio, 44460 Phone: (330) 717-0092 Curator: Cheryl Mattevi