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.
NEW HOURS FOR 2021 ANNOUNCED:
Admission is free; donations are welcome. Face masks are required... Please follow current Ohio Covid-19 response guidelines. The Burchfield Homestead Society is anxious to keep our volunteers and visitors safe and secure.
Museum is open Sundays only / 1-4pm May 2, through Oct 24, 2021 Group Reservations To make a reservation for a group visit or for other times days please call 330-717-0092 at least three days in advance. There is no charge, but we are happy to take donations.
Annual Trees and Trains event December 2020 through April 2021: Closed
Thank you for your support of our homestead.
The Burchfield Homestead Society / 867 E. Fourth St. / P.O. Box 317 / Salem, Ohio, 44460 Phone: (330) 717-0092 Curator: Cheryl Mattevi