Old Salem Museums and Gardens

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600 S Main St, Winston Salem, NC 27101 600 S Main St, Winston Salem Directions
+13367217300
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Report | 6 days ago
The church is not officially part of the museum, but is a nice visit, but is open only a few hours in the afternoons.
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Report | 9 days ago
Start early in the day as it does take a complete day to see all they have to offer. Eating at the local restaurant was great! Wear comfortable and sturdy shoes as the streets are uneven.
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Report | 8 days ago
Don't forget to use your 10% of in the stores!
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Report | 9 days ago
On Sunday, they are only open from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., so try to go on a weekday or Saturday unless you are pressed for time. If you go on a short day, do the building tours first, then you can still view the gardens as you walk around the village after the buildings are closed.
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Report | 9 days ago
Lots of walking, stay hydrated. Very knowlegdable and authentic staff. Great for adults and children.
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Report | 9 days ago
Wonderful and educational trip. If you have picky eaters, eat before going as dining is limited. Bakery is delicious!!!
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Report | 11 days ago
Educational, fun and some freat exercise! Just make sure you wear a good pair of walking shoes and a water bottle!
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Chicken pie at the tavern
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Definitely try the sugar cake at the bakery, it is absolutely delicious!!!
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Weekdays are better--no crowds.
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Old Salem Museums & Gardens whisks visitors to the cozy streets of a reconstructed 18th-century and 19th-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 historical interpreters, view trade demonstrations, and participate in hands-on activities. 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, and notable people. After traversing the grounds, visitors can peruse souvenirs at a number of gift shops or walk into Winkler’s Bakery for a piece of renowned Moravian sugar cake.

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