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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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Holiday Lantern Tour

We did the holiday lantern tour. It was so great and well worth the $50. They sell out quickly... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Becca S
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Cary, North Carolina
via mobile
A trip worth visiting and spending not enough time there.

Having know the former John Bivens who worked as a gunsmith in Old Salem and was also a noted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
brigadier192003
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Phoenix, Arizona
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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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  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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LOCATION
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 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 5 days 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 1 week ago

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

Thank DetailsNC
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to learn more about the area. Welcoming and well lit. The village really takes you back in time.

Thank kneesee79
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hadn't been to MESDA in years but was so glad I spent last Saturday there. It is now 50 years old and has been completely redone. The use of I-Pads throughout the building adds to the information and allows for people to individualize their...More

Thank kzschwabe
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Salem is a small treasure. It recreates a Moravian community from colonial days. You can get a 2 building pass or Get the day pass which is good for 2 days. While many homes are private residences, there is a large cemetary, and homes...More

Thank begelson
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very interesting historical location staffed by knowledgeable individuals who pose as residents. Everyone was very nice and helpful. And NO ONE who worked there was looking at their cell phones while they were on duty ! How refreshing.

1  Thank Sandy N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Historical buildings, presented accurately, by interpreters who all seem to really enjoy their work. The story of the Moravian Church seems to be told with balance, as the tough side of Moravian history relating to slaves and slavery is compassionately presented, along with the uplifting...More

1  Thank R W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We fell upon Old Salem by mistake, but loved it! Old Salem is the classic colonial town, with a giant town green with thick maple and oak trees (glorious colors in Fall) surrounded by brick salt-box and cape like houses with candles in every window...More

Thank John B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a great way to learn about the history in that time and the type of people and work they did. It is essential to have the full experience. Purchase the option to see all. The period people were wonderful guides and were willing...More

Thank Karen V
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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
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CARRIAGE RIDES Heritage Carriage Company is a division of Heritage Farm. The carriage company has been in operation over 25 years. A carriage ride is guaranteed to make any special occasion a memorable event. Each vis-a... More
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