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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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We were hurricane Irma evacuees and looking for something interesting to do and stretch our legs... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Joni D
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Such a historical gift to Winston Salem

Take your time and savor the experience. Autumn is my favorite time to visit. Be sure to walk in... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Debra S
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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 4 days ago via mobile

We were hurricane Irma evacuees and looking for something interesting to do and stretch our legs from our long drive. I had visited once at Christmas time about 35 years ago and remembered that it was a place I'd wanted to revisit. I'm so happy...More

1  Thank Joni D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Take your time and savor the experience. Autumn is my favorite time to visit. Be sure to walk in the autumn leaves that lay down a swirling carpet of color. Best seen once from the covered pedestrian bridge, it is pure magic at sunset with...More

2  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This living museum is a great place to experience life in early America. There are many interactive exhibits along with restaurants and shops. A wonderful experience for all.

1  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cool older buildings but most were not original--rebuilt at some point in time. Not much going on. Interesting that it was so close to downtown and yet felt so removed. Enjoyed the video explaining the Moravian church.More

2  Thank Linda G
OldSalemInc, Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Old Salem is a National Historic Landmark (NHL) -- it was the first NHL historic district in North Carolina (1966). A 2016 NHL expansion recognized not only an increased geographic and temporal significance, but also the significance of Old Salem, Inc. as a leader in...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I took 2 of our kids here on a home school day and we had a wonderful time. It was my first time here, and at 39, I was impressed with this place. We all learned a lot about this city and...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our daughter and her husband brought us here. They've visited before but hadn't spent the day. We arrived late morning and stayed until the buildings closed. We found this a charming place to visit. The interpreters were well informed, friendly and eagerly answered all the...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A must if you're in the area! Very interesting exhibits and very friendly people. Both the shops and exhibits extremely interesting

Thank 23Luv2Travel
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We loved checking out the old ways of construction. The building methods were fascinating and in lighting. Would definitely recommend.

Thank Theresa P
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

We visited Old Salem on a Saturday morning in August and were lucky enough to not only enjoy the historical feel of the village, but also a really nice farmer's market. They had a wonderful array of vendors from local organic farmers, bakers, chocolatiers, dairy...More

1  Thank loves2travel1972
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Wonderful tour of Ole Winston Salem Bakery is out of this world. We loved the old buildings the doctors office

1  Thank KayDoug H
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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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Denise S
10 August 2016|
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Yes, in Old Salem Village.
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