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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
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We stumbled upon Old Salem and discovered a gem! The area is relatively well-preserved: sort of a cross between Williamsburg, VA and Shaker Village in Kentucky. All the period-clad interpreters were enthusiastic about their trades and were very informative. Check out the Bakery; we got...More
A lovely walk through living history. The tour is self paced and there are docents in each building to answer questions and provide information. Several places to eat are available and Winklers Bakery is not to be missed.
Salem (now 'Old Salem') was the main Moravian community in Piedmont, NC during the Revolutionary War, and was founded in 1766 - one of the first historic restorations in the country (started in the early 1950s) - the Moravian town offers many attractions, including a...More
Spent 6 hours one day and two hours the next and managed to get a very good visit to almost every building / demo / display on site. The re-enactors / building guides help make the experience well worth your time. Insight into the life...More
We visited Old Salem today on one of the hottest days ever. I was expecting something so so but wow was I surprised. We really enjoyed ourselves and spent the whole day there from 11 to 5. Even the lunch in the tavern was good...More
Having a particular interest in the history of the Colonies from about 1745, I was delighted to visit Old Salem and see how the Moravians had established themselves here in Winston-Salem. We were welcomed at the Vistors' Centre and given excellent information and advice as...More
It has been some time since I visited Old Salem but I was pleased to see the improvements made. There are more buildings to see and there is more inside those buildings. It is well worth the price of admission to pay for a ticket...More
We are locals and bring friends and family here to show our local history and charm. We love the bakery and shops as well as the outdoor markets that happen regularly. It is beautiful just to stroll through the old cobbled streets, tree lined and...More
My husband and I just returned from a perfect 58th anniversary trip to Old Salem Village. We were treated to warm, sunny weather and knowledgeable, friendly interpreters all throughout the village. It couldn't have been a nicer day, we had a delicious lunch in The...More
Toured the Old Salem Village as part of a group. Was unaware of its Moravian history before going. The museums are informative and even hands on with the demonstrations of early Colonial life in Winston Salem. Anyone interested in early American history would enjoy visiting...More
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
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 e where there are museums, restaurants and stores, but people’s homes that are decorated for the season. The Moravian lights and decorations are my favorite. I even taught myself how to make them and it is intense! 6-8 hours per ornament. Beautiful place to go during Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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
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, etc) were factory manufactured. A complete hand made rifle was maybe $5-6 thousand.