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Such a special place

We arrived late in the afternoon and, sadly, did not have a lot of time to spend so we bought a two... read more

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Kate H
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Worth your time and money! Old Salem is not on the scale of Williamsburg but very enjoyable and a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
VLSepp
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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
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900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
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Reviewed today via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon and, sadly, did not have a lot of time to spend so we bought a two museum pass - it was good for two days which is a great idea though we couldn't stay. Visited the gunsmith and the...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth your time and money! Old Salem is not on the scale of Williamsburg but very enjoyable and a pleasure to visit

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Reviewed 3 days ago

I have had the opportunity to visit Old Salem Museums & Gardens three times this year with teachers and students from The Academy at Middle Fork. Our fourth and fifth grade students loved having the opportunity to explore historic places and sites in small groups....More

Thank Darron D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The town is fabulous but the museum parking is so small there was no spot. Other lot too far away for geezers. So didn't stay and see it. Maybe next time.

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't recommend this place enough. It's great for a lovely afternoon stroll. A must stop is the bakery, where you can buy Moravian sugar cake and cookies, along with delicious bread. The graveyard is also a very lovely place for a walk.

Thank Mallory S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited with four adults and 6 kids ranging from toddler to 14. Everyone enjoyed it and we spent about 5 hours there! Great lunch at the tea shop/ cafe. Kids especially loved the woodworkers shop, boys school, and doctors office.

Thank Amanda M
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very interesting place first inhabited by Moravian settlers and well maintained. Re-enactors in Tavern, joinery, doctor's office and garden areas. Visitors center has much info. on WS history. Take a couple of hours...well worth it! happy trails

Thank r1manchester
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old Salem is a most enjoyable place to visit. History coming to life with the staff dressed in period costume. The staff thoroughly explain the history and there is a lot of hands on experience as well. Old Salem has special events and Christmas time...More

Thank Curious791551
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to visit. Plenty of great photo opt. areas. This place will set you back in time. Great views and the visitors center has a gift shop.

Thank Shane P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My sister convinced me to buy the ticket that allows access to all of the buildings. We went on a Friday and were able to enjoy each of the venues without crowds. Such a fascinating look back in time! The folks who staff the buildings...More

Thank springva
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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.
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brigadier192003
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
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Cathy W
12 December 2017|
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Response from iammorgansdad | Reviewed this property |
They do, just call for arrangements, dress for the cold weather.
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