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Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston Salem

(4.6/5 based on 900+ reviews on the web)
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

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TripAdvisor
  • Plan on spending at least half a day! If not for the cars that are present, you feel like you have traveled back in time. I love it so much here that I am a volunteer. Yes, I'm prejudiced and that's w...  more »
  • I am a native North Carolinian and never even heard of Old Salem until my son's 4th grade class went on a field trip there. I was a chaperone and I enjoyed the trip so much that we had to go back, sta...  more »
  • The tickets are sold at the museum for visiting the Old Salem village. We parked our car at the museum parking lot and walked to the village, but street parking are available in the village. All staff...  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