I was visiting in Greensboro so I decided to check out Old Salem. Glad I did. I liked how you weren't forced to buy a ticket. I just wanted to walk around and visit the shops and bakery, and I didn't need a ticket for that. What a neat area to visit! Bought some Christmas gifts in the shops and Winkler's Bakery did not disappoint. If you are pressed for time, you can get through everything in a couple hours. It doesn't have to be an all day affair. It's easier to park at the Visitors Center to start your journey. The covered bridge is beautiful. The sidewalk on Main St is uneven brick, so if you don't walk very well, this may not be the place for you or you may want to consider parking closer to Main St.