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Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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Address: 900 Old Salem Road, Winston Salem, NC 27101
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+1 888-653-7253
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One of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. The museums, the...

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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This is a wonderful family friendly living museum. The history of the Moravians and how they settled, lived and believed in education is on display here. We love the Tavern for... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a wonderful family friendly living museum. The history of the Moravians and how they settled, lived and believed in education is on display here. We love the Tavern for lunch and Saturday (in season) the Farmers Market).

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Asheville, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We (10 of us) were very pleased with our 2 day visit to Old Salem. We stayed in a B&B right in the middle of the area, and walked to all of the exhibits and buildings. Each area had a person in costume explaining what was done and how. The museum had a display of old furniture made by the... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

.A must see! Great little shops and restaurants. Not to wheelchair friendly. You can take a carriage ride around. Not sure of the price but it looks fun!

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Broadway, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

Make sure to include a stop at the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts while you are here. Must see!!!

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LAKE CITY, United States
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Reviewed 22 March 2017

We were only there for 1/2 day. Enjoyed walking around. We didn't have the time or funds to do the tours. It was very interesting for whole family (including teenagers)

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Madison, Georgia
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Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

You'll need a few hours to spend here to see all they have to offer and get your tour fee money's worth. They tone it back on Sundays, but still neat to see and hear. Prepare to walk a lot, but worth it with frequent stops. The bakery, gun maker, and "Single Brothers" shops were best for us. Spent too... More 

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Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

What a magical place. I felt as if I'd time traveled back into an old Moravian Village. There are many lovely old homes on narrow streets. A bakery sells Moravian sugar bread as well as Moravian cookies. A gift shop sells unique items such as a Moravian Star, and some historical books.

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Walkertown, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed 14 March 2017

Beautiful place like going back in time! Something for everyone and a great place for making family memories!

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Hendersonville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

If you are into history, you'll love exploring Old Salem. Purchase a ticket so you can enter the ticket only buildings and see live demonstrations and have guided tours. Then, go back again and see all the sites you may have missed the first time including the large God's Acre cemetery.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I had a couple of hours to kill but didn't have enough time to make it worth while to buy a ticket, so I just checked out the free stuff. I was surprised to find parking right on the streets in Old Salem. Great visitor's center. Start there then just wander... It is great!

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