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Nicely done historical district

We were walking to Salem College and discovered the historic district around it. The district is... read more

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Littleton, Colorado
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Wonderful historic site

Sadly we only allotted a few hours here at the end of our trip. Wish we would have had more! A... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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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
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were walking to Salem College and discovered the historic district around it. The district is nicely done, with enough of the area free to the public to give you an appreciation of the history. Yet the paid portions - homes and businesses- with guides...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sadly we only allotted a few hours here at the end of our trip. Wish we would have had more! A fascinating look at this historical Moravian village. We only had time for the 2 stop interpreted ticket, and both buildings we chose were very...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had heard a lot about Old Salem for years and finally had an opportunity to see it. What a wonderful surprise. One of best walking tours I have ever done. Learned a lot of North Carolina history, as well as that of the history of...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience to wander a village of yesteryear. The interaction between the interpreters and the visitors was both helpful and entertaining. Lunch at the Tavern was excellent and reasonable. A very much worthwhile adventure.

Thank Richard D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We started at the Visitor’s Center and purchased tickets that provided admission for two days. The staff was welcoming and mapped out what to see during our visit. There’s an introductory video, but disappointingly it was not working. We spent time reviewing their website before...More

Thank TrippinTogether
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The people at the Visitors (Information) Center were excellent. You'd think they lived in the area all their lives..... oh, I think they have! Hard to beat these folks for their advice on what to see and where to eat, etc. Please be sure and...More

Thank rolesville_dave2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Old Salem is a rare treat for all ages. A perfectly restored 200+ year old village makes history come alive. The community is a sophisticated frontier town focused on education for boys and girls, early commerce and industry and agriculture.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I loved going through the old homes. The people in costume were very knowledgeable. We ate lunch at a quaint tea shop. I saw people walking around that hadn’t purchased the tickets therefore could not enter the homes and I thought what...More

Thank Jennifer J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love history, love to travel back in time, or love old buildings or antiques? Then this is the place for you! We walked from building to building immersed in how the Moravian families lived, worked, and worshiped when they first settled in NC. There is...More

1  Thank MoodyFoody2
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a delightful colonial village in the heart of Salem. Well organized and very informative in the history of the area. Beautiful furniture and relics are displayed in a proper atmosphere to appreciate its history. Great fir historians and people interested in the local...More

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Richard D
24 August 2018|
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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.
8 January 2018|
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Response from Thomas W | Reviewed this property |
I asked the gunsmith "how much for a flintlock rifle" and while I don't remember the exact amounts it was a lot. Around $2-3 thousand for a partial hand made rifle, essentially most metal parts (barrel, trigger assembly... More
Cathy W
12 December 2017|
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They do, just call for arrangements, dress for the cold weather.