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Glimpse of the past

Spent a day walking through the old Moravian village, touring the buildings and gardens. It was a... read more

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Mills River, North Carolina
Slightly above average

The tour was not quite as good as I had remembered from school, but still interesting. It seems... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sandra D
Asheboro, North Carolina
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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...more
900 Old Salem Rd, Winston Salem, NC 27101-5277
+1 888-653-7253
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Reviewed yesterday

Spent a day walking through the old Moravian village, touring the buildings and gardens. It was a nice glimpse of history with people dressed in period clothes, giving information and stories to bring the past to life. Very much like Williamsburg but with the Moravian...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The tour was not quite as good as I had remembered from school, but still interesting. It seems that back then there were more demonstrations of how things had been done in that time period. The architecture was amazing, it looked like some of the...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Was not clear where to buy tickets or park. Once we found a spot to park we had to ask someone where to buy tickets. There web page was not helpful with that. Our weather was beautiful and it was fun to walk to the...More

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OldSalemInc, Guest Relations Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

I am sorry you had trouble with parking, ticket purchasing and our website. Tickets and parking are both available at the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900 Old Salem Road. Thanks for coming and I am glad you had a good time. Sincerely, Terry Taylor...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

There are several ways to visit Old Salem. You can park your vehicle and just walk around the area to see the buildings, walk into shops or visit one of the restaurants. You can also go to the visitor center and pay for admission to...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Today I got to visit Old Salem with my daughter’s 3rd grade class. It was so worth the cost! The staff were in character, engaging for the students, let them be a part of the creating and taught them so much about science and life...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent area. Beautiful artisan shops and demonstrations. Quaint, historical architecture situated in the shadow of the modern steel high rises in the background. Highly recommend. Ideal for a quick day trip as it is a small, limited area.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting historical old settlement. Pretty grounds, well maintained. Advise to be sure and eat at the Tavern.

Thank Joe W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had limited time to visit here, and started out with lunch at the tavern restaurant, which I highly recommend.  After lunch, we walked through Old Salem to take in as much as time would allow.  Some historic buildings have free entry, the majority require...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late in the afternoon and, sadly, did not have a lot of time to spend so we bought a two museum pass - it was good for two days which is a great idea though we couldn't stay. Visited the gunsmith and the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Worth your time and money! Old Salem is not on the scale of Williamsburg but very enjoyable and a pleasure to visit

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Response from Sandra A | Reviewed this property |
During the holidays the town is dressed up In holiday greenery and wreaths. There’s different things to do and with the winter chill it feels like Christmas strolling through the town. It is a “living town” not just a place... More
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August 24, 2018|
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Response from Clifford K | Reviewed this property |
I paid $27 few weeks ago. Good for two days entry to the Museum plus all houses, etc. well worth it.
January 8, 2018|
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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