Old Salem Museums and Gardens

Winston-Salem, NC

Where are we going?

Old Salem Museums and Gardens
600 S Main St
NC 27101

336 721 7300

What is there to do?

It's time we head back to the days of Salem that you only read in books! Historic Salem is waiting at the Old Salem Museum and Gardens, and the perfect way for kids to see history come to life right in front of their very eyes!

Old Salem Museums and Gardens offer historical exploration perfect for families through their two museums and award winning restoration landscapes.

Old Salem comprises the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts, specializing in settler art, and the restored Historic Town Of Salem. The latter offers an immersive insight into the past where every building is traditionally occupied with authentic period cooking, gardening, construction and crafts taking place for your observation.

On any day, you will be able to see first hand the trades that would have been performed right where you are standing...many, many years ago (about 200 to be exact!)

Workers and craftsman will re-create puppet shows, crafts, and every day life. We bet it's quite different to the lives that you know today!

As well as the acres of reclaimed and restored landscapes and buildings that can be found in the Historic Town of Salem, there are also exhibits of art that can tell you more about the fascinating history.

Old Salem is great for kids because there are some hands-on activities perfect for them. They can also participate in the old school where they can take a deportment lesson, use a quill pen and enjoy role play settings, plus take a tour of the St. Philips Heritage Centre.

History really does come to life at Old Salem Museum and Gardens, and they want YOU to be a part of it's future!

How much does it cost?

Adults: $23 all in one ticket

Children: $11 all in one ticket (Ages 6 to 16)

Discount: Two day tickets and half price Sundays

Free Under: 5 years


Need a little extra help?

Most of the sites are wheelchair accessible. There are uneven areas to be careful about. When you arrive, ask to see their accessibility guide


When can we go?

Internal elements vary, partial to full access between 9am and 5pm.

Closed Mondays, Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving and Christmas Days, and Christmas Eve


Any top tips?

They also run regular special events days which are announced in the approach. Make sure you check ahead in case you don't want to miss out!

I’m Hungry!

There are plenty of places locally to pick up refreshments to keep those tummies from rumbling!

Healthy Eating

It's always a good idea to carry bottled water with you to stay hydrated

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