Old Salem is a living history museum community in Winston-Salem, NC. It highlights the Moravian settlement of Salem, NC in the 1700s and how their way of life contributed to the Twin City combination of Winston-Salem. Although, entrance into the museum houses require paid admission, visitors can stroll the main street of Old Salem to absorb the atmosphere of 18th century North Carolina without charge. The Winkle Bakery (no admission required) is a MUST stop to observe town baking as well as snapping up some of the Bakery's specialities - Moravian Sugarcake, Moravian cookies, home-made breads - Onion, Rosemary Garlic, and Honeywheat among others. If you do go, plan to spend the entire day to give yourself enough time to visit the buildings and chat with costumed interpreters, sample the bakery, and relax over a Moravian meal at The Salem Tavern. There is much history relative to our nation, not just local history, to appeal to visitors of all ages. Although this is the perfect family day-out, the buildings are NOT stroller friendly. Stroller are parked outside each building on the tour, so plan accordingly and bring along the baby carrier. If you have only a couple of hours, you can stop by to stroll the peaceful streets, browse the gift shops, and Bakery, and have a bite to eat.
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