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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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Awesome place!

This is a really unique site. I went here a lot as a little kid and always remembered how good the bakery smelled. Now that I'm older I appreciate the history of the site. Its an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Nashville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015 NEW

This is a really unique site. I went here a lot as a little kid and always remembered how good the bakery smelled. Now that I'm older I appreciate the history of the site. Its an awesome place to go!

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Keller, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

This is a neat area of town that takes you back in time. The buildings and even some of the people look like nothing has changed in a couple hundred years. It's fun to just walk around and look at the cool architecture.

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Kingsport, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We stopped here for a visit as we had much time before hitting the road for our drive back to Tennessee. The whole area is historical -- a Moravian community dating from the 1700s. Many of the houses are still privately owned. Salem College is also on the site. We purchased tickets which allowed us into various structures that included... More 

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Sherrills Ford, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I visited Old Salem earlier this year. It was my first visit. We started in the visitor center where there were gift shops and lots of historical/educational displays. You can either buy tickets to visit the various attractions or you can walk around the village for free. We chose to go the "free" route this time since... More 

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Lexington, NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

We spent a spring after noon first shopping in the main street shops and then went two blocks west and looked though the museum. It was a pleasant way to learn about the history of Moravian's and Old Salem and also look through the interesting items they had for sale in the shops. The museum guide was eager to answered... More 

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Summerfield NC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

My family and I visit Old Salem a couple of times a year. I must admit I have never felt it was worth the price of admission to take the tour of the homes and buildings. We just enjoy walking around the town and visiting the shops and Winklers Bakery. I would recommend coming for Candle Tea at Christmas, as... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Well worth the cost of a ticket to explore this town .... 75% of town is private residences. The guides dress for the times and tell you what they are doing and give details of the time. Visit the gardens, the tavern entertained George Washington for two nights, and make sure you walk the second street to see the black... More 

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Mooresville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

This is a small but informative information stop. Enjoy a short well done video, nice gift shop with local goodies. The staff is friendly and very helpful. Well worth a stop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Strolling through this gorgeous, tranquil colonial period neighborhood interwoven with luscious greenery and gardens is a real treat!

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El Paso, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Excellent museums and historic sites. Great place to learn about North Carolina history. The bakery is well worth a visit

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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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