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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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Trip back in time!

Beautiful streets and a lesson in history! We took the Old Salem tour and learned so much about the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Niki P
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Back in time!!

We decided to take a quick trip to Old Salem out of the blue. We didn't arrive until around 1 p.m... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Emarie21
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North Carolina, United States
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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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  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
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+1 888-653-7253
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful streets and a lesson in history! We took the Old Salem tour and learned so much about the Moravian culture and history of the many dwellings on the tour. Every single narrator we encountered at each site was so friendly and knowledgeable. Being able...More

Thank Niki P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to take a quick trip to Old Salem out of the blue. We didn't arrive until around 1 p.m. and most of the exhibits closed at 5 so we knew we would be hustling to see everything. Fortunately, we decided to visit on...More

Thank Emarie21
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots of gift shops . Lots of walking. I actually fell on the uneven brick sidewalk so be careful if you are a senior citizen. Very educational. Great baked goods and the highlight was the tea house under the pottery building where we had incredible...More

Thank Margot S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were hurricane Irma evacuees and looking for something interesting to do and stretch our legs from our long drive. I had visited once at Christmas time about 35 years ago and remembered that it was a place I'd wanted to revisit. I'm so happy...More

Thank Joni D
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Take your time and savor the experience. Autumn is my favorite time to visit. Be sure to walk in the autumn leaves that lay down a swirling carpet of color. Best seen once from the covered pedestrian bridge, it is pure magic at sunset with...More

2  Thank Debra S
Reviewed 6 September 2017

This living museum is a great place to experience life in early America. There are many interactive exhibits along with restaurants and shops. A wonderful experience for all.

1  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Cool older buildings but most were not original--rebuilt at some point in time. Not much going on. Interesting that it was so close to downtown and yet felt so removed. Enjoyed the video explaining the Moravian church.More

2  Thank Linda G
OldSalemInc, Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 12 September 2017

Old Salem is a National Historic Landmark (NHL) -- it was the first NHL historic district in North Carolina (1966). A 2016 NHL expansion recognized not only an increased geographic and temporal significance, but also the significance of Old Salem, Inc. as a leader in...More

Reviewed 5 September 2017

My wife and I took 2 of our kids here on a home school day and we had a wonderful time. It was my first time here, and at 39, I was impressed with this place. We all learned a lot about this city and...More

Thank C C
Reviewed 28 August 2017 via mobile

Our daughter and her husband brought us here. They've visited before but hadn't spent the day. We arrived late morning and stayed until the buildings closed. We found this a charming place to visit. The interpreters were well informed, friendly and eagerly answered all the...More

Thank Carol G
Reviewed 25 August 2017

A must if you're in the area! Very interesting exhibits and very friendly people. Both the shops and exhibits extremely interesting

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Happy L
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
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
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