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The Frank L. Horton Museum Center houses two self guided galleries and Mesda (that is now a paid... read more

Reviewed 30 June 2018
Raleigh, North Carolina
Excellent collection!

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to MESDA ... an excellent collection of furniture, pottery... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
Raleigh, NC
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924 S Main St, Old Salem, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5335
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Reviewed 30 June 2018

The Frank L. Horton Museum Center houses two self guided galleries and Mesda (that is now a paid tour that is not included in the Old Salem ticket). The galleries you can visit are the Carolyn and Mike McNamara Southern Masterworks Gallery and the William...More

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Reviewed 11 December 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our recent visit to MESDA ... an excellent collection of furniture, pottery and silver from the Southeast. We also loved the Moravian collection; seeing this adds to the Salem experience. This is well worth the time and the excellent staff were available...More

1  Thank bestofthewest58
Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

Just loved this little museum of mostly Moravian artwork and period furniture. Who knew such beautiful silver, pottery, stitchery and decorative arts were being created in this area of the country during this time period.

Thank Lynn S
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Be sure to make this your first stop when visiting Old Salem. So much information, you may want to take the guided tour.

Thank A48WIdonnap
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The museum center is the first stop, and a must see, on the Old Museum tour. The historic articles are amazing, and listening to the docents is incredibly informative. Lovely artwork, artifacts, and interesting history abounds.

Thank lsinibaldi2016
Reviewed 29 December 2016

What was available for viewing was okay. I've seen far better collections of Southern decorative arts. The breadth was pretty narrow. The pottery collection was outstanding. Perhaps the true gems are available for viewing with the $40 up charge tour that must be arranged days...More

1  Thank follycondo3c
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Very interesting collection of art items, furniture and furnishings, and other exhibits from the 1700's and 1800's.

1  Thank Luis R
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Interesting collection of North Carolina decorative art arranged by rooms according to time period and place, ie: Coastal NC, the Piedmont, the mountains. We took guided tour for $20 and were glad we did - informative, knowledgeable, personable guide who answered our questions. We thought...More

1  Thank Rosanne B
Reviewed 4 September 2016

We visited the museum while exploring Old Salem. In addition to an extensive exhibit of period furniture and furnishings, the special exhibit of pottery from around the south-eastern United States was amazing.

1  Thank V M
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

This place is incredible! It has filtered out the junk and only displays the best of the best. Ultra friendly staff led by Jane Sutton who is just terrific. They are preparing to open a wing for local Moravian pieces in just a few months....More

1  Thank Mscottasmith
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20 February 2016|
Response from ILuvEngland | Reviewed this property |
$15 for adults. FYI, most of the attractions you find on Trip Advisor have a link to the web site. You may have to look around a bit , but the links work well. I am not allowed to post a link, but all I did was find the... More