The earliest history museums had little actual history to draw on, and instead padded exhibits with wildly speculative displays about how dinosaurs would be elected to Congress by the year 2000. See how far we’ve come with today’s Groupon to Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem. Choose between the following options:
- For $10, you get a day pass for one adult (up to a $21 value).
- For $30, you get day passes for two adults (up to a $21 value each) and two children (a $10 value each; up to a $62 total value).<p>
Old Salem Museums and 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 80-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. The day pass includes a 50-minute guided tour of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, which showcases the region’s folk art, ceramics, textiles, and Far Side calendars dating as far back as 1670.
Upcoming, limited-time-only events include the Abraham Lincoln Exhibit, a gallery of 50,000 Lincoln-related objects on loan from the Lincoln Presidential Library—49,999 of them old, discarded pennies—and the Spring Festival on May 19, a tribute to the myriad uses of fresh herbs. Old Salem Museums and Gardens is closed on Mondays, and is open from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. on Tuesdays through Saturdays, and 1:30–4:30 p.m. on Sundays.
Our customers loved this deal last year, earning Old Salem Museums and Gardens a spot on Groupon’s Best of 2011 list.
Though Old Salem Museums and Gardens sometimes offers a discounted rate online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
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.
97% of 622 customers recommend
“Great day! It had been years since I had been there.”
“Wear comfortable shoes, a lot of walking, but very interesting.”
“Wear good walking shoes.”
900 Old Salem Rd.
Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27101Get Directions