Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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Old Salem is a historic district of Winston-Salem, North Carolina that was originally settled by the Moravian community in 1766.

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Mar 23, 2024
Really fun and informative. The people at each building were excellent. We really enjoyed seeing the items made the old-fashioned way. Training young people in these old techniques is great. Pret… Full review by I8688VXpats
Nov 27, 2023
Beautifully restored old town. I had limited time so I wasn't able to explore all the places. I wish I had devoted more time, especially for what looked like a fine museum. Full review by ghathaway3
Jun 26, 2023
I'm glad I only purchased a 2-stop ticket for my group of 5 and at the same time, I'm sorry I purchased tickets at all. Walking through Old Salem means walking past a lot of private residences; yes… Full review by 822kathye
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We are staying at the Marriott. Can we walk to the Old Salem shops?
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Yes you can, but it’s a good long walk. Going back it’s more uphill. Also buses are available (bus station behind Marriott) or taxi/Uber. Once you get there, walking will continue as …
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Yes you can, but it’s a good long walk. Going back it’s more uphill. Also buses are available (bus station behind Marriott) or taxi/Uber. Once you get there, walking will continue as you wander around the area.
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Are children the same price as adults? Is there a half day ticket option? Anyone have "must see" buildings we should visit …
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Are children the same price as adults? Is there a half day ticket option? Anyone have "must see" buildings we should visit with children? Thanks!
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Sorry, I don’t know admission prices. The old church was open while we were there and we very much enjoyed talking with the docent about the history of the Moravian culture and faith. …
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Sorry, I don’t know admission prices. The old church was open while we were there and we very much enjoyed talking with the docent about the history of the Moravian culture and faith. If the church is open when you visit, I’d put that high on the list.
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Where are the tickets purchased? Do they take credit cards? Any ideas for a restaurant for lunch? Thanks!
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The tickets are purchased at the Visitor’s Center. The Salem Tavern is a good place for lunch, but unfortunately it is closing at the end of December.
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Please explain the $80.00 dual ticket prices. Do you have to be related to take advantage of this deal? Are there extra …
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Please explain the $80.00 dual ticket prices. Do you have to be related to take advantage of this deal? Are there extra charges for special events?
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I don’t think you have to be related and it does include entrance to every building and display in Old Salem. However it would not include admission to a special event, like a choral group …
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I don’t think you have to be related and it does include entrance to every building and display in Old Salem. However it would not include admission to a special event, like a choral group or a play.
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Is there a place nearby to have a picnic lunch. Need several tables
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There are “green areas” in the spring but I do not believe anywhere appropriate for winter.
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