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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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Wonderful staff

We really enjoyed our time in Old Salem. Everyone working in the buildings that you toured was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Herb0706
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Chester, South Carolina
A beautiful walk with a history lesson

My wife and I spent an afternoon walking Old Salem and loved every minute of it. It is rich in... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Garrett R
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time in Old Salem. Everyone working in the buildings that you toured was above and beyond. We were lucky to be there on two fairly slow days, so at times we had the re-enactors to ourselves. Their knowledge was quite in...More

Thank Herb0706
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I spent an afternoon walking Old Salem and loved every minute of it. It is rich in history and lots of little gems. Check out the garden. It'll give you some great ideas.

Thank Garrett R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you only have one day, you may not see it all. All the guides were very well informed, friendly and open to questions. Gardens and buildings were wonderfully well maintained. Don't pass up the bakery - watch and demonstration of the baking in the...More

Thank beachlovernc2015
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A Great way to spend a day with your family or friends. It is very educational as well as fun. You get plenty of exercise walking. However I would not recommend eating on site food because the costs are High but there are plenty of...More

Thank karanquelch55
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We only had a few hours here. We were able to walk around and see the buildings without a ticket. A ticket is required to go into most of the buildings and see time period reenactments.

Thank fauberg
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We toured the village on a Sunday and it was like we had the place to ourselves. Very few people around and the weather was wonderful. A step back in time. So much to see with the old buildings and grounds. We walked the cobblestoned...More

Thank Boytbab
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great experience! So much to see and do. Wear your best walking shoes. Farmer's Market on Saturday is a bonus.

Thank ggrunt
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We watched the introductory video and walked the entire length of the village, but did not purchase the $18 ticket to enter two of the buildings (generously referred to as musuems). The video was a good introduction, but when we asked some deeper questions at...More

5  Thank Richard S
OldSalemInc, Guest Relations Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Richard, Thank you for visiting Old Salem Museums & Gardens! I am sorry that you felt our ticket prices were expensive. As a non-profit, ticket revenue and profit made in our retail stores go toward maintaining and restoring the historic district buildings, artifacts and...More

Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We have lived in North Carolina for several years and finally took a day trip to visit "Old Salem", a historic Moravian village, in Winston Salem, NC. After buying tickets, $57 for two adults, we stopped at The Flour Box Tea Room & Cafe for...More

Thank john s
Reviewed 14 May 2017 via mobile

Spent half a day at the museum learning about the history of the area and tobacco fortunes and how history and a city are made all right there at the fantastic house museum. Like being at San Simeon east. The village of shops was not...More

Thank idablittle
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Happy L
Is Old Salem handicap accessible?
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
Is it handicap accessible?
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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Denise S
Are there horse-drawn carriage rides?
9 August 2016|
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Response from judisu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in Old Salem Village.
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