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Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston Salem

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Historic Site
Old Salem is also the site of the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) which contains the finest collection of its kind in the nation, featuring architecture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, needlework, paintings, prints and other decorative arts made & used by the early settlers of the American South.

Like MESDA's Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/MuseumofEarlySouthernDecorativeArts

Like the Gardens of Salem Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/OldSalemGardens

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  • Nice place. If you want to see what is was like 200 years ago. They have tavern, gun shop, community square. It's really nice to visit. Be aware of parking restrictions. They have a walking pathetic. ...  more »
  • We attend Old Salem every year for our 3rd grade field trip and it's so much fun. The guided tour is informational and great for school age kids. The town visit is great and the bakery is AMAZING!  more »
  • This is a wonderful family friendly living museum. The history of the Moravians and how they settled, lived and believed in education is on display here. We love the Tavern for lunch and Saturday (in ...  more »
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  • A great stop for a traveler and anyone on vacation, small or large groups. It's pet friendly (other than a few spots) which made for a great walk and tour around the grounds. There's only one bathroom we found, which was a bit out of the way, the only detractor.
  • Step back into the past at Old Salem. Most servers are in costume and the town has been well restored. Fun activity for a family. If you enjoy history this is a must stop. Not similar from Savanah, GA or Charleston, SC on a smaller more concentrated scale.
  • Went 20 years ago with my american family allways been interested in history loved the place was very memorable
  • Interact with the natives as they walk the streets of this early 19th century town. Fun, and full of history.
  • Went with my childs school n it was very nice n well kept up. Will be going back . It was very neat