Museums in Winston-Salem


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  • Old Salem Museums and Gardens
    Old Salem Museums & Gardens whisks visitors to the cozy streets of a reconstructed 18th-century Moravian town that encompasses 100 restored and reclaimed buildings and expansive, pristine gardens. As they stroll through the 90-acre homage to early Americana, visitors can interact with hands-on activities, such as the German paper-cutting art of Scherenschnitte or the colonial tradition of libeling a governor with accusations of actually governing. Old Salem's horticultural marvels include the Miksch Garden—a living illustration of Moravian subsistence farming—and the Family Gardens of Salt Street, which demonstrate the innovative practice of seed saving. In addition to year-round attractions, special exhibits rotate through town, celebrating momentous occasions, notable people, and game-changing presidential pets. After traversing the grounds, visitors can peruse souvenirs at a number of gift shops or sidle into Winkler’s Bakery for a piece of renowned Moravian sugar cake.
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    600 S Main St
    Winston Salem, NC US
  • Reynolda House Museum of American Art
    Surrounded by the carefully clipped hedges of a formal garden, Reynolda House Museum of American Art lets visitors contemplate canvases in the stately surroundings of a turn-of-the-century tobacco baron's mansion. Armed with personalized membership cards, members gain free admission to the museum’s permanent collection, which includes works by Mary Cassatt and Georgia O'Keeffe. Gorge hungry eyes on the soulful iron-horse portraits of railroad photographer O. Winston Link, on display until June 19, or pick up pointers from the Modern Masters from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (October 7–December 31). Reynolda House will be the two nomadic exhibitions’ sole stop in North Carolina this year before wandering off in search of new adventure.
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    2250 Reynolda Rd
    Winston Salem, NC US
  • Children's Museum of Winston-Salem
    Amidst the painted pots and chalk drawings in the Children's Museum of Winston-Salem's Surprise Garden stands the Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam's Kaleidoscape, reflecting the museum's motto, "where learning happens through play". Far from a hands-off installation, the multi-colored, crocheted structure is always covered with swinging, climbing kids. Clambering is an equally popular activity inside the nonprofit museum, whose lobby is full of wavy platforms and a beanstalk climber that stretches all the way to the second floor. But climbing isn't the only way to stay busy at Children's Museum of Winston-Salem. At other exhibits, youngsters can pretend-steer a rowboat, man the conveyer belt inside a child-sized Krispy Kreme factory, and construct buildings with magnetized blocks. After full days of play, kids can unwind during staff-led story times in the museum library or gather with other children for programs such as teatimes.
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    390 S Liberty St
    Winston Salem, NC US
  • Greensboro Historical Museum
    Greensboro Historical Museum is located at 130 Summit Avenue in Greensboro, NC and they feature all types of exhibits from art to historical artifacts and documents. Past exhibits have included a velvet dress and trunk belonging to Dolly Madison, as well as the award-winning photography of Jerry Wolford, a noted photojournalist, that includes 30 years of his work. The museum houses a number of permanent exhibits such as “Voices of a City”, which explores 300 years of Greensboro history. The First Presbyterian Church Cemetery is part of the museum complex and contains many of the graves of prominent city leaders of the past. Some areas of the museum are available to rent and are often used for corporate functions, family reunions and other special events.
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    130 Summit Ave
    Greensboro, NC US
  • Weatherspoon Art Museum
    Admission is always free to the Weatherspoon Art Museum's collection of nearly 6,000 works from primarily post-WWII American artists. With today's deal, both the individual and dual/family memberships entitle you to reciprocal admission to partnering museums, 10% off most gift-shop merchandise, free or discounted admission to special events, and more. Click here to see a complete list of membership benefits.
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    Spring Garden St
    Greensboro, NC US
  • Greensboro Children's Museum
    • For $80, you get one admission to Camp Construct from July 11 to July 15 (up to a $175 value). • For $80, you get one admission to Growing Garden Art camp from July 18 to July 22 (up to a $175 value).
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    220 N Church St
    Greensboro, NC US
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