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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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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
We visited the museum/ visitors center first. You can pay to go inside some of the buildings but we opted for the free option. You can walk around the town for free and go in some shops and restaurants. We went over the bridge to...More
What a fun and interesting day walking around seeing old Salem. The buildings and people were very friendly and informative about the colony and history. I enjoyed learning the interesting history of the area. Great day trip with plenty of activities food and shops.
Great docents who know a lot, do demonstrations, and can answer almost any questions. Lots of hands-on activities for young children especially the newly renovated Boy’s School. Also be sure to see the Single Brothers’ House. You can have a nice meal in the tavern,...More
This historic town was so neat to walk through. The visitor center provides plenty of free parking but be prepared and dressed to walk. As you walk through the town there are many historic houses to stop by, each having guides available full of information...More
A walk representing a NC Moravian settlement in the 17- and 1800s. You can purchase tickets ranging for $28 including taxes to see all the interpreted (costumed speakers who tell you something of the building) museum buildings, or a lesser amount to enter and see...More
Always looking for local history sites when we travel. Found the self guided visits to the individual houses the best. The volunteer workers were superb! Definitely worth the price of admission. Bought two day pass but would recommend buying daily. Could connect these founding members...More
We headed to Old Salem with our school! We was excited about seeing the old building and seeing the people in the old clothing! We as adults and my smallest daughter laughed and toured the village we had a great time in the woman’s place...More
Date of experience: June 2018
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OldSalemInc, Guest Relations Manager at Old Salem Museums & Gardens, responded to this reviewResponded June 2, 2018
I am so sorry to hear that your experience here was not good. I have shared your comments with those in charge of the areas you referenced as well as Old Salem's president, Frank Vagnone. He would like to talk with you personally...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.