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Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300.PutOld Salem Museums & Gardens into our Winston Salem road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
For Days and Hours of Operation, visit: http://www.oldsalem.org/visit/hours-of-operation/
Old Salem is also the site of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) which contains the finest collection of its kind in the nation, featuring architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, needlework, paintings, prints and other decorative arts made & used by the early settlers of the American South.
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Old Salem Museums & Gardens reviews
Never heard of the Moravian Church before today. The was established in 1771. So it’s historic lifestyle that’s interesting. The staff is very friendly and hospitable. If you’re in Raleigh, I...
Never heard of the Moravian Church before today. The was established in 1771. So it’s historic lifestyle that’s interesting. The staff is very friendly and hospitable. If you’re in Raleigh, I... more »
What a quaint section to explore in Winston Salem, especially during the holiday seasonI parked at the museum. Quickly fills up. There is street parking. Picked up the map at the museum and walked...
What a quaint section to explore in Winston Salem, especially during the holiday seasonI parked at the museum. Quickly fills up. There is street parking. Picked up the map at the museum and walked... more »
I can't tell how much I like this museum because it is so much different from most museums that only have an interior space. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is consist of both an interior space and an...
I can't tell how much I like this museum because it is so much different from most museums that only have an interior space. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is consist of both an interior space and an... more »
My family has been coming to Salem for years. We have experienced the village and museums when it is closed and open. Both are delightful, pleasant ways to visit. The Moravian Village is a favorite. We go every time we visit Winston-Salem. Allow 4-6 hours to experience the Village when venues are open. Ticket purchase is required to enter several historical buildings. Parking is available at the Visitors Center. Students including college (with ID) get discount.
We absolutely loved our short stay at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens. The town is full of historical buildings (1700’s and 1800’s) and beautiful gardens. The museum staff is very nice. They told us to park the RV in the back parking lot, which is spacious and quiet. There’s a farmer’s market with a bunch of fresh produce and crafts on Sundays. Overall, we really enjoyed our stay! Thank you all! Cesar, Dina and Umma the dog #BeeHippy_Lifestyle #HarvestHost
This a riveting experience. An absolute treasure and brings to life what people are capable of. The museum and docents take you back to the 1750s and take you through the day to day life of folks who were determined to establish a theocracy and lived as such for decades. Considered a model community and the only 1 left of 5 in the surrounding area. I loved the experience. Check the website to see what individual exhibits are open because they are so worthwhile experiencing and the docents are amazing knowledgeable, no question is off the table.
There was a nice visitor center with a footbridge to visit the museum and village. We parked at the visitor center and spent several hours there. I would recommend an all-access pass. A few of the buildings were closed though.
Beautiful historic town. Small enough you can see most of it in a day, but interesting enough to spend 2 days. It's a great place to disconnect from our electronic lives
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