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Plan at least a full day

Spent most of a day wandering around and looking at the different restored and recreated homes and... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2008
Foster City, California
Very pleasant and interesting

We enjoyed Old Salem. It is a pretty unusual mix of interesting history presented in a modern... read more

Reviewed April 30, 2008
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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
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Reviewed November 5, 2008

Since we arrived late in the day, we were told by the guides and chose not to buy admission into the buildings of this restored village. We still enjoyed strolling the streets and photographing the area. We did enter a couple of the stores that...More

5  Thank JohnGalt2
Reviewed August 12, 2008

Spent most of a day wandering around and looking at the different restored and recreated homes and businesses that make up this area. Definitely interesting to see the differences in the structures, furnishing and lives of the different inhabitants. Take the time to tour the...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2008

We enjoyed Old Salem. It is a pretty unusual mix of interesting history presented in a modern setting. An important thing to note is that you can go there for free and see a lot. You can park right in the historic area, eat at...More

6  Thank jeneric717
Reviewed June 12, 2007

Six of us visited Old Salem on Monday, June 11, 2007. Maybe being a Monday had something to do with it, but there were no crowds. In fact, we felt like we had the place to ourselves. There were others around but we didn't wait...More

2  Thank lynnmm
Reviewed May 4, 2007

An interesting historic place to visit with a great church, cemetery, square, Winkler Bakery and an informative visitors center. We were doing a 10 km walk around Winston-Salem and part of the walk took us through this beautiful, historic setting. We did not buy the...More

4  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed May 4, 2007

This center is located in an old mill, near Old Salem. They have a great deal of information available, there are Moravian cookies for free and they also provide a number of excellent driving tours, with maps, of the area on CDs that you can...More

6  Thank Pnemiller
Reviewed April 5, 2007

This is a really nice place to see the way people lived in the 1700 and 1800's. The village is NOT Williamsburg, but it is a very nice look at a Moravian community of yesteryear. We did not buy the 21 dollar ticket, but instead...More

3  Thank erchphs
Reviewed October 7, 2006

Beautifully preserved 18th century town on the doorstep of downtown Winston-Salem. It's very family-friendly - there was a brass band concert going on in Salem Square when we were there. Make sure to check out Salem Square, Salem Tavern, Winkler Bakery, the Single Brother's House,...More

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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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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.
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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