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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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Address: 900 Old Salem Road, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: 888-653-7253
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Description: One of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. The museums, the...
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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Spending my childhood in the area, I went on several field trips to Old Salem. Because of that, I've taken it for granted. When a historical site is in your back yard, you're less... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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Kernersville, North Carolina
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12 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Spending my childhood in the area, I went on several field trips to Old Salem. Because of that, I've taken it for granted. When a historical site is in your back yard, you're less likely to appreciate it the same way as someone travelling a greater distance to see it. In my adulthood, I've discovered ties between Old Salem and... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

It was fun to go into to buildings and talk to people that are reenacting what life was like in the late 1700's early 1800's. The highlight was the Winkler Bakery which is still a working bakery.

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Lewisville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love Old Salem Best times to go are during Christmas - go to the Candle Tea and make your own candle as well as get free hot cider and great stories. We love to go on Easter Sunday for the Sunrise service. Standing at the cemetery when the sun rises is just beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This is a really nice place. Everyone is so nice and knowledgeable. They work really hard to provide a great experience as you travel back in time to see/hear about the history of Moravians, the city, and Old Salem. Our favorite time to visit is near Christmas.

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Cary, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

After 9 years in North Carolina, finally visited Old Salem. Very enjoyable day. A sort of "mini-Williamsburg" with unique fascinating history and working residents in the time period. All were very knowledgeable and interactive. Also impressed with the art gallery/museum just inside the grounds. The tour guide was exceptional...only wish we had more time.

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Gaffney, South Carolina
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Take a step back in time and relive the days of yesteryear. It is a wonderful and relaxing way to spend the day. The Old Tavern is a great place to rest and eat a hardy meal after exploring the old city.

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Charlotte
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

What a gem. The quality of Old Salem was as good as Williamsburg. Top notch- The visitors center, Information/ ticket desk, historic buildings, re-enactors. Very friendly folks. Re-enactors took plenty of time describing what life or their trade involved. Allow a full day to visit each building, craft and design center, gift shops and lunch.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

This is a wonderful working museum town. The staff are all very helpful and knowledgeable, but best of all extremely friendly. The whole place is laid out exactly how it was 200 years ago and everyone wears the appropriate attire as well. This is definitely a very good place to visit - the only place I wouldn't really recommend unless... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Grate spot just out side of Downtown. Makes Winston Salem the great place it is. This is a "museum" town much like but smaller than Williamsburg VA with tours and live demonstrations. They have shops and a couple of restaurants that are really top notch. Best of all is the Saturday Farmers Market during the Summer and Fall.

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Palm Coast, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Loved our visit to the Old Salem Museums and Gardens. The craftsmen were our favorite parts. We learned a lot about Minorcans and the impact of their lifestyle on the city of Winston-Salem. Great walk not too strenuous! You will enjoy the casual dining also available in the area!

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Address: Address: 900 Old Salem Road, Winston Salem, NC 27101
Phone Number: 888-653-7253
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Winston Salem

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