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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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History Brought to Life!

Amazing walk through history. Docents dressed in period attire shared amazing information. We ate... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
lsinibaldi2016
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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The structures and people are wonderful! Just be prepared to walk! But it is beautiful and we had a... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mandy 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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing walk through history. Docents dressed in period attire shared amazing information. We ate lunch and stopped for dessert at the Bakery. An amazing experience.

Thank lsinibaldi2016
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The structures and people are wonderful! Just be prepared to walk! But it is beautiful and we had a great daywalkibg the gardens and buildings! The campass of Salem College is stunning!

Thank Mandy S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The museum was a nice starting point and to get our bearings for the historical trip. The people were very friendly. If you are going to self guide in the Old Salem Town, stop here first. I would suggest that you get tickets, because there...More

Thank Cherokee6Pilot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As I walked the cobbled brick walkways,I almost wished I could switch places with one of the Single Sisters who lived here in Old Salem in the late 1700’s. The community represents love, support, education, personal responsibility and self motivated industry. There is evidence of...More

Thank gogators52
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was born but a few blocks from Old Salem. Our family's company was on the site of the modern Visitors' Center and I've walked the areas around the gardens and houses during seven decades (1950s onward -- wasn't yet able to walk in the...More

Thank Telikonika
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

took this side trip for a little history with friends. Wow - we were surprised! Didn't know anything about the religion that started the town of Salem. The historical sites were great to visit. We had lunch at the Old Tavern which was okay. The...More

Thank Julia K
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint village along several streets in Salem. Some homes opened for tours while others owned by private people. Went into two of the building. Guides were very helpful explaining what happened in the building and town at the time. Also had some cool craftsmen making...More

Thank theebdk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We got there on a Monday and didn't realize that it was closed, but you could still walk the streets and get the feeling of how it might have been in the 1700's. Everything is so neat and orderly. We enjoyed the afternoon. Some time...More

Thank 50States36Countries
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Several of us visited the Visitors Center and walked the streets enjoying the cultural atmosphere. We stopped in to several places of interest: Tavern, garden shop, Single Brothers Hall, furniture shop, bakery (Ginger Crisps were awesome). All provided knowledgeable docents. The restored organ and its...More

Thank PD B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous sunny afternoon exploring the living museum of Old Salem. How fabulous to interact with people doing the things they would have been doing hundreds of years ago. The buildings are immaculately preserved and the ability to be hands-on was fantastic. Would...More

Thank Loz69_12
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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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