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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
+1 888-653-7253
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Very nice

We got there on a Monday and didn't realize that it was closed, but you could still walk the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
50States36Countries
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Jackson, Mississippi
Was so interesting on Friday, we returned on Saturday.

Several of us visited the Visitors Center and walked the streets enjoying the cultural atmosphere... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PD B
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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 historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South.
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900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
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Reviewed 2 days ago

We got there on a Monday and didn't realize that it was closed, but you could still walk the streets and get the feeling of how it might have been in the 1700's. Everything is so neat and orderly. We enjoyed the afternoon. Some time...More

Thank 50States36Countries
Reviewed 3 days ago

Several of us visited the Visitors Center and walked the streets enjoying the cultural atmosphere. We stopped in to several places of interest: Tavern, garden shop, Single Brothers Hall, furniture shop, bakery (Ginger Crisps were awesome). All provided knowledgeable docents. The restored organ and its...More

Thank PD B
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We enjoyed a fabulous sunny afternoon exploring the living museum of Old Salem. How fabulous to interact with people doing the things they would have been doing hundreds of years ago. The buildings are immaculately preserved and the ability to be hands-on was fantastic. Would...More

Thank Loz69_12
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We spent Friday afternoon here. Ages ranged from 83 to 19. The visitor center was very nice and we thoroughly enjoyed seeing the organ and the video about it being restored. We bought the 2 attraction pass and visited the Single Brothers Hall and the...More

Thank Marti M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to Old Salem. We took 2 days and toured the buildings, cemetary and Museums. Very informative.

Thank wintergreen1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We didn't have much time to spend at Old Salem Museum & Gardens so we decided not to purchase tickets to some of the attractions. You can just go and take a stroll down the nice quiet streets. We spend most of the time at...More

Thank QJ_Lew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love this place with all the rich history. I really liked that the Doctor's House is open again and I would recommend stopping at the Moravian Church for a tour. The village tavern is delicious!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's like a place from the past..some days I wish I could live in a small community like this. Continue in the traditional s that so many have forgotten.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just happened to visit here on Mother's Day, it was packed and bustling with visitors. Beautiful area! We opted for the free, self-guided visit and walked around to the different stores like the bakery, gift and garden shop. Several buildings require a ticket and it...More

Thank Karyn O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We really enjoyed our time in Old Salem. Everyone working in the buildings that you toured was above and beyond. We were lucky to be there on two fairly slow days, so at times we had the re-enactors to ourselves. Their knowledge was quite in...More

Thank Herb0706
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Happy L
Is Old Salem handicap accessible?
8 May 2017|
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Response from OldSalemInc | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a living history museum with original buildings on their original sites. Old Salem’s restored area is about 7 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. Brick and stone... More
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Happy L
Is it handicap accessible?
8 May 2017|
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Response from OldSalemInc | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is a living history museum with original buildings on their original sites. Old Salem’s restored area is about 7 blocks long and 3 blocks wide. Brick and stone... More
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Denise S
Are there horse-drawn carriage rides?
9 August 2016|
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Response from judisu | Reviewed this property |
Yes, in Old Salem Village.
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