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- What a quaint section to explore in Winston Salem, especially during the holiday seasonI parked at the museum. Quickly fills up. There is street parking. Picked up the map at the museum and walked through the bridge to get to Old Salem. There were big white stars hanging from the ceiling making it festive.
I didn’t realize that there are private residences mixed in with the other buildings. It was a nice couple hours just wandering the streets taking pictures. With the holidays there were musicians playing music on the street. There were two horse drawn carriages providing tours.
A stop at the bakery is a must. Co-workers had told me to be sure to pick up some of the sugar cookies. Delicious.
Lots of walking, but do it at your own pace. Several benches are along the streets to provide a nice break. There are restrooms near the main square. Also several in the museum.
Highly recommend.Written December 11, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- A must if you are in Winston Salem. Lovely house and grounds! Don’t miss the basement!
The house is filled with glorious art! After the tour walk to the village that is was created from the farm buildings!Written November 6, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- This area, known as God’s Acre, houses the deceased remains of local Moravians based upon gender, marital status, and age. People are buried chronologically, regardless of wealth or status. Children are buried separately, and I believe their grave markers are smaller than the adults’. The brothers (or brethren) are buried on one side and the sisters on the other. You should take the time to visit if you are in the WSNC area!Written June 10, 2022This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
- We have been out here 3-4 times in the past few weeks. Here in WS for just a short-term assignment, but finding a spot to safely run several miles is important to me. Since it's winter, the scenery isn't the prettiest right now, but the upside is that you can see all around the lake easier. The trail is wide, paved, and has the uphill/downhill that make for a great course that is about seven miles. It's never been too crowded and always see ducks, herons most of the time. The parking lot near the marina is large and the public restrooms there are always warm and open. There is also a water bottle filling spot. There is a smaller parking lot on the opposite side of the lake with a bathroom as well. I'm sure it would be a nice spot for a picnic in warmer weather. It connects to a greenway that is 5(?) miles long, so you could stretch out your run if you so desired.Written December 23, 2022
- As a local grandmother and a retired teacher, I’ve been entertaining both resident and visiting grandchildren with trips to our children’s museum since 2013. While the museum staff have kept many features intact, others have been updated and improved over time. There is something to engage each child this far, from a 15-month old toddler to a 9 year old. We’ve participated in story time in the library and gave a birthday party. The ones who lived here for a few years enjoyed summer activities and day camps. There are a variety of costumes and accessories for dress ups, a cottage with a kitchen, a quiet room to rock baby dolls, several fairy tale settings, a Krispy Kreme donut shop, a grocery store and a veterinarian’s Office. There is an arts and crafts area as well as activities engaging large muscles. Sadly, many children become overstimulated and simply race around from area to area, distracted by every new sight. My concern is the lack of attendants in the various areas to engage the children in more in-depth explorations. Well worth a visit of several hours. Bring your own snacks as there are only vending machines with high fat, salt and sugary items.Written October 10, 2019
- I was amazed of all the things this exhibits has. It's a combination of several exhibits and lots of hands on experiences.
I was bit disappointed with the 'laser' light show I was expecting something Planetarium related (planets, stars, etc) than a light show.
But overall i would come back with 4 of my kids again.Written January 21, 2020
- What a wonderful experience! This large park, with plenty of walking trails, a historic cemetery and reconstructions of the fort and some of the other original buildings, is most definitely a must-see! All restorations and ruins have small signs describing what one is viewing as well as quotations from various diaries and papers of the original founders, Moravian Brethren who immigrated for religious freedom.
There is plenty of parking. There are absolutely no fees. There is a large garden with most of the plants identified. And if there are few enough people so he is not overly taxed, the blacksmith will make you a free garden hook for hanging plants while explaining blacksmith techniques.
As of this month, June 2022, masks are still required inside the visitor's center, but they have a box full, so you do not have to bring one.Written June 10, 2022
- We are big baseball people so try to get to stadiums when we can. The stadium is fairly new and has great features. Our tour guide was great and very knowledgeable. The stadium has a variety of different areas to watch the game that aren’t just stadium seats. Unfortunately the Braves weren’t in town so we didn’t get to see a game, but got a better tour. Well worth the price.Written May 29, 2022
- This place is a beautiful sight to see in old Salem. Take the time to walk around to see this church. Beautiful to see inside if you have time.Written September 7, 2021
- We visited Reynolda Gardens while in Winston-Salem with our dog. Dogs are not allowed in the house or formal gardens, but are allowed on the trails throughout the property. There are a couple miles of trails leading through the grounds to meadows, forests, wetlands and even a small waterfall. Its a really pretty area and we enjoyed it. I would like to return without the dog and see the house, museum and formal gardens.Written December 19, 2022
- Truist Field is a great venue for College Football, we where in town for the Wake Forrest vs. Lousville game and it was great.
Tailgates are a lot of fun and a big part of the college game day.
Buy your tickes in advance if you want good seats, also not super easy to buy them the same day.Written July 10, 2022
- We appreciated that there are three separate price points to buy tickets to tour Old Salem. We were only interested in the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts at $10 each. The local Moravian exhibit downstairs did not exist when I visited three years ago and is an excellent addition.
We were disappointed to see two areas of the museum are closed off behind glass doors and are only available on private tours conducted at 11am and 2pm … for an additional $20 per person. However, we were told everything seen on those tours can be viewed on-line …. now I just need to make to time to visit the website.Written October 19, 2019
- We went here during a very busy time to a very popular movie so it was very crowded. We had to choose our seats before hand which I found difficult since we'd never been to this theater before. We did do ok with our choice thankfully. The seats were comfortable, sound was good but as with most theaters the concession was extremely expensive.Written October 31, 2020
- This is a small museum with a fairly high entrance fee given the size, but for racing NASCAR fans, you get to be up close and personal with quite a few famous cars. The museum is set up well, with story boards about famous cars and drivers of an earlier generation of drivers (the last Winston Cup ran in 2003). Most of the hoods are locked down so you don't get to see all the engines and I understand that some cars don't have the engines still installed. That took away some of the interest for me, but I enjoyed to museum and would recommend to out of town visitors staying in the downtown area.Written October 17, 2019
- I love Quarry Park! There is a great trail system surrounding the quarry and you can even walk to Salem Lake if you are up for the challenge. The quarry itself is very cool with great city views in the background. Would love to explore more of the park!Written May 18, 2022
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