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Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston Salem
(4.5/5 based on 850+ 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

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

Like the New Benefactors Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/NewBenefactorsOfOldSalem
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  • My wife and I love to visit charming old places, and Old Salem is such a place. We spent much of the day learning about the Moravians, going into the the restored houses, which had docents to entertai...  more »
  • I've been coming to Old Salem ever since I was a kid. I enjoyed it then and I enjoy it even more now. There's a restaurant, bakery, and tea/dessert place in Old Salem as well. You can also look at Sal...  more »
  • I had been to Old Salem as a kid on school trips but this was a first for my husband. We really enjoyed walking around, seeing the houses and the museum. We really enjoyed learning about the St Paul's...  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