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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

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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  • Learn about the Moravian community in the 1700's to 1900's and how they lived. Great day trip for the whole family. You will see people dressed in period outfits and can tour homes and shop in local s...  more »
  • It's an easy walk to see everything. The address is quaint and lovely. I loved seeing all the old buildings. There are a couple of shops and one restaurant from what I saw and went into. Some places y...  more »
  • We visited on yesterday and had a lovely time. The people were very friendly and we enjoyed the atmosphere.  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