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Frank L. Horton Museum Center

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Address: 924 S Main St, Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5335
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+1 336-721-7360

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Horton Museum in Old Salem

Very interesting collection of art items, furniture and furnishings, and other exhibits from the 1700's and 1800's.

Reviewed 12 October 2016
Luis R
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Aiken, South Carolina
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

What was available for viewing was okay. I've seen far better collections of Southern decorative arts. The breadth was pretty narrow. The pottery collection was outstanding. Perhaps the true gems are available for viewing with the $40 up charge tour that must be arranged days in advance and that lasts 3-4 hours. What?

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very interesting collection of art items, furniture and furnishings, and other exhibits from the 1700's and 1800's.

1 Thank Luis R
Clearwater, Florida
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29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Interesting collection of North Carolina decorative art arranged by rooms according to time period and place, ie: Coastal NC, the Piedmont, the mountains. We took guided tour for $20 and were glad we did - informative, knowledgeable, personable guide who answered our questions. We thought $10 unguided view of 2 rooms was overpriced. Museum is NOT free. Plan to take... More 

1 Thank Rosanne B
Arlington, Virginia
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66 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We visited the museum while exploring Old Salem. In addition to an extensive exhibit of period furniture and furnishings, the special exhibit of pottery from around the south-eastern United States was amazing.

1 Thank V M
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible! It has filtered out the junk and only displays the best of the best. Ultra friendly staff led by Jane Sutton who is just terrific. They are preparing to open a wing for local Moravian pieces in just a few months. The pottery in the Mariner wing is stunning. Best to know that a 1-2 hour... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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31 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2016

I think that was the cleanest most crisp looking museum and displays that I have ever seen. But there really wasn't much there and we only spent 15 minutes quickly looking at everything. If I had purchased the ticket which only allowed 2 museums, this would have been a disappointment. If you only have time for a few museums, this... More 

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Clarksville, Virginia
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016

The staff is extremely knowledgeable and very hospitable. The exhibits provoke thought about furniture and decorative art in southern culture. Truly a wonderful amazing place.

Thank Paul B
South Wales
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

This small museum displays old colonial furniture, earthenware, needlework and many other antiquities. It is a little gem. If buying a ticket for Old Salem, it is worth a purchasing a double ticket to include this lovely museum.

Thank CastellNeddWales
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The recently renovated museum provides a lovely setting for a self-directed tour. If a guided tour is desired, a separate ticket must be purchased. The self directed tour is included in the purchase of the visitor pass for Old Salem. I was so impressed by what I saw in the pottery display, I ended up buying two books about one... More 

1 Thank Leah W
United States
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450 reviews
226 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

the research area containes data on southern craftsmen and artists dating frorm the 1600s and the info is accessible. it is also a museum of the best of souterhn period pieces.

1 Thank drudol

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