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The Horton Museum is the first exhibition building after crossing through the covered bridge from... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
Dublin, Ohio
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Very Good

The Frank L. Horton Museum Center houses two self guided galleries and Mesda (that is now a paid... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
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924 S Main St, Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5335
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

The Horton Museum is the first exhibition building after crossing through the covered bridge from the Visitor’s Center into the Old Salem area. Really two museums in one. There are two public galleries that are included in the Old Salem admission ticket. Additional galleries are...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed June 30, 2018

The Frank L. Horton Museum Center houses two self guided galleries and Mesda (that is now a paid tour that is not included in the Old Salem ticket). The galleries you can visit are the Carolyn and Mike McNamara Southern Masterworks Gallery and the William...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed December 11, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to MESDA ... an excellent collection of furniture, pottery and silver from the Southeast. We also loved the Moravian collection; seeing this adds to the Salem experience. This is well worth the time and the excellent staff were available...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank bestofthewest58
Reviewed October 5, 2017 via mobile

Just loved this little museum of mostly Moravian artwork and period furniture. Who knew such beautiful silver, pottery, stitchery and decorative arts were being created in this area of the country during this time period.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Lynn S
Reviewed October 4, 2017

Be sure to make this your first stop when visiting Old Salem. So much information, you may want to take the guided tour.

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed July 1, 2017

The museum center is the first stop, and a must see, on the Old Museum tour. The historic articles are amazing, and listening to the docents is incredibly informative. Lovely artwork, artifacts, and interesting history abounds.

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed December 29, 2016

What was available for viewing was okay. I've seen far better collections of Southern decorative arts. The breadth was pretty narrow. The pottery collection was outstanding. Perhaps the true gems are available for viewing with the $40 up charge tour that must be arranged days...More

Date of experience: December 2016
1  Thank follycondo3c
Reviewed October 12, 2016

Very interesting collection of art items, furniture and furnishings, and other exhibits from the 1700's and 1800's.

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank Luis R
Reviewed September 7, 2016

Interesting collection of North Carolina decorative art arranged by rooms according to time period and place, ie: Coastal NC, the Piedmont, the mountains. We took guided tour for $20 and were glad we did - informative, knowledgeable, personable guide who answered our questions. We thought...More

Date of experience: August 2016
1  Thank Rosanne B
Reviewed September 4, 2016

We visited the museum while exploring Old Salem. In addition to an extensive exhibit of period furniture and furnishings, the special exhibit of pottery from around the south-eastern United States was amazing.

Date of experience: August 2016
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$15 for adults. FYI, most of the attractions you find on Trip Advisor have a link to the web site. You may have to look around a bit , but the links work well. I am not allowed to post a link, but all I did was find the... More