Old Salem Museums & Gardens, Winston Salem

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.

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.

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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  • We had a great time there and went with the package of $18 because of Sunday hours. We were surprised to see that people still live there and you could just drive around the streets. We stopped in the...  more »
  • My spouse and I stopped by chance at this historic bakery. We we welcomed by a SWEET woman named Melody, she happily and unexpectedly intrigued us with facts a some historical stories. We learned a lo...  more »
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  • 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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