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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
+1 888-653-7253
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Authentic Early American Treasure

Old Salem is one of my favorite spots to soak up some history as I walk around the streets with... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
byron s
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
" Old Salem "

A very well maintained museum and gardens ... gives you a good perspective of the life of the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Danehy C
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Arcadia, North Carolina, United States
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One of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. The museums, the Historic Town of Salem, and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), along with award-winning heirloom gardens, engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.
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900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
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+1 888-653-7253
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Old Salem is one of my favorite spots to soak up some history as I walk around the streets with friends or by myself at multiple times during the year. There are many activities that take place including free concerts in the town square during...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very well maintained museum and gardens ... gives you a good perspective of the life of the people who settled and formed Old Salem in the 1700s ... been there a lot of times always see something new you should take a whole day...More

Thank Danehy C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely one of the best treasure troves of NC history. My family and I love visiting Old Salem! No matter how many times we visit, it never gets old (no pun intended). Seems like we always discover something new. During this most recent visit we...More

Thank TravelingAngelaDawn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love visiting Old Salem!!!! Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall are all the perfect time to visit! The buildings, activities, costumes and tours are so authentic it is like stepping back to the colonial days! There are activities for all ages at a reasonable price....More

Thank JOZ344
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the best time walking through the streets of Old Salem. We opted not to purchase the pass to visit the exhibits this time. We were looking to just spend the day walking outside and visiting the bakery and shops. If we had the...More

Thank ohiochic1998
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

So authentic! Yes, some buildings have been re-built but most are original, staffed by knowledgeble people whom with I had lively conversations. They are dressed in clothes of the era, as well. My partner & I had a marvelous lunch @ the tea room. I...More

Thank Vicki R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting museums with interpretive narration. Many historical buildings and friendly people. Great info about the Moravian culture

Thank kkgilbert
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did the holiday lantern tour. It was so great and well worth the $50. They sell out quickly and only offered a few weekends during the year. You get your own candle lit lantern to carry as you learn and explore Ole Salem. We...More

Thank Becca S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having know the former John Bivens who worked as a gunsmith in Old Salem and was also a noted craftmen in reproducing rooms and furniture I wanted to see him again and pehaps buy one of his wonderful recreated black powder rifles of the mid...More

Thank brigadier192003
Reviewed 11 November 2017

Hubby and I have lived in NC for over 37 years and we finally decided to visit Old Salem. Thankfully the day was a crisp Fall day which made the visit enjoyable, temp wise. We arrived around 1pm on a Friday and was able to...More

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Cathy W
13 December 2017|
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Response from iammorgansdad | Reviewed this property |
They do, just call for arrangements, dress for the cold weather.
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Happy L
9 May 2017|
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Response from OldSalemInc | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a living history museum with original buildings on their original sites. Old Salem’s restored area is about 7 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. Brick and stone... More
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Happy L
8 May 2017|
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Response from OldSalemInc | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a living history museum with original buildings on their original sites. Old Salem’s restored area is about 7 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. Brick and stone... More
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