Old Salem Museums & Gardens is one of America’s most comprehensive history attractions. Its museums—the Historic Town of Salem, the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA), and the Gardens at Old Salem—engage visitors in an educational and memorable historical experience about those who lived and worked in the early South. Old Salem Museums & Gardens is located at 600 South Main Street in Winston-Salem. For more information call 336-721-7300.PutOld Salem Museums & Gardens into our Winston Salem road trip planning app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
For Days and Hours of Operation, visit: http://www.oldsalem.org/visit/hours-of-operation/
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.
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Old Salem Museums & Gardens reviews
Old Salem is a beautiful location that we would highly recommend. There is a lot of natural beauty with gorgeous trees and lovely gardens. The area is beautifully preserved. The location, just a... more »
Fun place to go for a few hours, I have been here many times in my life and it is always fun to go to more »
Came across this place unexpectedly and it was fascinating. We had seen Williamsburg a few days before so this was right in line with the fantastic historical preservation and interpretation. Our only wish was that we'd gotten there sooner so we could spend more time.
I've visited Old Salem numerous times over the years. I was pleased on my latest visit that new buildings and exhibits were open.In the buildings you can see various trades performed and learn about the Moravian history. I enjoyed the Doctor's House; Boy's School as I had not seen those before but it was great to see the other buildings again and get questions answered by the staff.
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