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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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Another great visit

We really enjoy visiting and no matter how many times we go we always learn something new. The... read more

Reviewed 4 April 2018
Jill R
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Wallburg, North Carolina, United States
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Nice Stop

It's a nice stop over for a hour or so. Houses are in a very good shape and provide a great view of... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2018
Thilo H
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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%
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LOCATION
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
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Reviewed 4 April 2018 via mobile

We really enjoy visiting and no matter how many times we go we always learn something new. The bakery always has lots of goodies. Staff always goes out of their way to answer questions.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

It's a nice stop over for a hour or so. Houses are in a very good shape and provide a great view of early Moravian settlement. Some more in depth explanations would have been nice. Food is not so good.More

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OldSalemInc, Director of Visitor Engagement at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 7 April 2018

I am not sure from your comment if you purchased tickets or not. If you did, I hope you asked questions of our costumed guides in the historic buildings. There is also great information on our town map and at the visitor center, including a...More

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Reviewed 30 March 2018

This Colonial Moravian settlement has something for most anyone. Though smaller than Colonial Williamsburg, it is actually much more interesting for many reasons. It is a living part of a thriving city, home to Salem College, Salem Academy and Home Moravian Church, ongoing legacies of...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

Old Salem is a fun place to visit! All age children would find something that interest them. I definitely will be returning to this facility.

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

We arrived as soon as the tour opened and it was for the better. There are many schools on field trips that attend this tour and it can sometimes get congested. We would recommend taking the self guided tour as there are many people to...More

2  Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

What a great historic gem in NC! Spent the good part of the day walking around taking in the great history of Old Salem. Highly recommend taking advantage of the All-in-One Ticket as it gives you access to it all. You can see craftsman from...More

Thank Andy B
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Reviewed 10 March 2018

It felt like you fell back in time! Learned a lot of history on how people lived back in the time, their traditions, occupations and culture. Very interesting for both kids and adults. Will be back again!

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Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

Our family enjoyed seeing the craftsman at work and talking about how they make shoes, spin pottery, do woodworking and prepare their gardens, as well as visiting the historic buildings, such as the tavern, churches, and old homes. And of course we had to stop...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Walking around and seeing the way people used to live was a good experiences. However it is sad to notice that not many people are walking in the streets and also there are not many food options. I wish they had more options for coffeeMore

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OldSalemInc, Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Please note that we have a current initiative called "Activate Main Street". It's purpose is to make main street more active with activities and yes, more people in costume on the street. There are two full-service restaurants in the historic district and you can get...More

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Reviewed 3 March 2018

Excellent place to visit to discover how this part of North Carolina was settled. We bought a years senior family pass since we live in Winston Salem and go whenever we have time. The people working here are extremely nice and refreshing. Christmas is an...More

Thank Michael W
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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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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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