We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Review Highlights
Historical Moravian restored village

You can spend the day at Old Salem visiting restored buildings, gardens, and museums. Southern... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Statesville, NC
Great walk around the old town!

I loved walking around the streets of Old Salem. The little gift stores and bakery are fun to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Vilvoorde, Belgium
Read all 1,180 reviews
All photos (859)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveler Overview
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“old salem”(586 reviews)
“winkler bakery”(35 reviews)
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...more
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
+1 888-653-7253
Improve This Listing
Reviews (1,180)
Filter reviews
1,167 results
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
More languages
Show reviews that mention
All reviews old salem winkler bakery step back in time single brothers house living history colonial williamsburg bread sugar cake covered bridge re enactors moravian community candle tea cookies tavern restaurant cobblestone streets farmers market buy a ticket
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1,167 reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago

You can spend the day at Old Salem visiting restored buildings, gardens, and museums. Southern Interirors museum is unique to the South featuring whole rooms re-build and furnished with antiques. Start your visit at the visitors centers and hear the restored Tannenberg pipe organ. Food...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank reldnil4
Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved walking around the streets of Old Salem. The little gift stores and bakery are fun to visit. So interesting to learn about Old Salem and the Moravian history!

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank aileenlelie
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Old Salem as a work trip. I walk through all the time but hadn’t been inside since the 90s. I was so happy to try my hand at turning wood, quilting at the table, and choosing the right herbs to “save lives” at...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ultimateAL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Walking around Old Salem is like stepping in to the past. The cobblestone streets and restored historical buildings are grand. Lots of shops like in the past, iron worker, pottery, general merchants, Winkler Bakery bakes popular Moravian cookies and cake. A pleasant walk in autumn....More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank myrtif
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped by after driving 2 hours from Boone. Web site made no mention that half of the houses, welcome center, gift shops and all restaurants would be closed! Very, very disappointed and a complete rip off at $27 pp.More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank X272DUmichaelf
OldSalemInc, Guest Relations Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am very sorry you are unhappy with your visit. The Old Salem retail stores were closed on January 2nd for our annual inventory however, all of our historic buildings were open with the exception of The Shoe Shop which is closed for a second...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love attending the Home Moravian Church yearly Candletea at the Single brothers House in Old Salem. Always well done and thoughtful, volunteers in period garb. Learn about the history of Moravians, sing Christmas songs alongside the pump organ, see (and smell) bees wax candles...More

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Sailingaway1976
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We didn't buy the tickets and truthfully, it was a good choice. We did go through the shops and bakery while strolling through the area and they were all accommodating with interesting items. Sit at the visitor's center to watch the film and read the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Michelle B
OldSalemInc, Guest Relations Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I am sorry you did not choose to purchase tickets which would have allowed you to see inside our historical buildings, interact with our costumed guides and have a tactical experience by seeing and touching history. We have ticket options to see all the buildings,...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the mid 1700's the Moravian who were then in Pennsylvania were granted permission for a new settlement in the Western Piedmont called Wachovia. For those who used to bank with Wachovia Bank, this is where the name came from. Salem was the third Moravian...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed December 15, 2018 via mobile

This is a must see if you visit the city of Winston-Salem. Plan for a half day or more to visit all the ticketed buildings . The gunsmith shop is just amazing and the Heritage Center a must see while you are visiting! We ended...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank PLLMomof4
Reviewed December 5, 2018

I attended with a group about a week ago as a chaperone. I had never heard of Old Salem and the Moravian history and was interested especially for the price and its location. It was very picturesque especially walking through the old bridge. You can...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T25christ
View more reviews
Nearby HotelsSee all 41 nearby hotels
Brookstown Inn
810 reviews
.52 miles away
Hawthorne Inn and Conference Center
470 reviews
.65 miles away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Winston-Salem Downtown
177 reviews
.74 miles away
Kimpton Cardinal Hotel
336 reviews
1.09 miles away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 736 nearby restaurants
Di Lisio's Italian Restaurant
585 reviews
.56 miles away
The Tavern in Old Salem
995 reviews
.17 miles away
Winkler Bakery
210 reviews
.33 miles away
Willows Bistro
447 reviews
.60 miles away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 147 nearby attractions
God's Acre
269 reviews
.63 miles away
BB&T Ballpark
155 reviews
.92 miles away
Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
196 reviews
.57 miles away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
December 20, 2018|
AnswerShow all 6 answers
Response from T25christ | Reviewed this property |
Yes, if weather is good. Just before you cross the main parking area road (not main road)to enter the Visitor’s Center there is a huge clump of trees (to your left). There is a picnic table underneath them (it looks almost... More
October 29, 2018|
AnswerShow all 7 answers
Response from sandraaB5785TP | Reviewed this property |
During the holidays the town is dressed up In holiday greenery and wreaths. There’s different things to do and with the winter chill it feels like Christmas strolling through the town. It is a “living town” not just a place... More
Richard D
August 24, 2018|
AnswerShow all 5 answers
Response from Clifford K | Reviewed this property |
I paid $27 few weeks ago. Good for two days entry to the Museum plus all houses, etc. well worth it.