Old Salem Museums & Gardens

600 South Main St
Winston-Salem NC  27101

Phone: (336) 721-7350

Old Salem Museums & Gardens

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

Old Salem is America's most comprehensive history attraction. Our museums - the Historic Town of Salem and MESDA, along with heirloom gardens - engage visitors in a memorable experience about those who lived & worked in the early South.

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Parking: Street, Parking Lot

Categories: Arts & Entertainment, Community Organization, Historical Place, History Museum, Museum, Shopping & Retail

Hours

Tue: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thu: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Fri: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sat: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Sun: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm



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Past Events

Service Project: Painting the Fence!

Service Project: Painting the Fence!
09:00 am - 04/07/2018

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem is a beautiful place to visit, but it takes work to keep it that way! Help the New Benefactors as they repaint the Main Street fence on Salem Square in...

Forsyth Creek Week Lecture: People, Place & Participation

Forsyth Creek Week Lecture: People, Place & Participation
07:00 pm - 03/20/2018

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

STORMWATER LANDSCAPING PROJECT ON THE N.C. STATE CAMPUS Properly designed and built landscaping can be a most effective tool for managing stormwater, but only when...

Holidays at Old Salem

Holidays at Old Salem
02:00 pm - 12/29/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

A visit to Old Salem during the Christmas Season is a step back to a simpler time. Period decorations and greenery, the smell of fresh baked treats eminate from...

A Christmas Evening in Old Salem

A Christmas Evening in Old Salem
06:00 pm - 12/22/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

The historic streets of Old Salem are filled with the holiday spirit. Bring the whole family and join us for a magical evening of Moravian Christmas traditions....

New Date: A Special Day with St. Nicholas

New Date: A Special Day with St. Nicholas
10:00 am - 12/18/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

*NEW DATE* A new opportunity for school groups and families of children with diverse abilities and special needs to enjoy an experience with St. Nicholas. Included...

New Date: Salem Christmas Festival

New Date: Salem Christmas Festival
10:00 am - 12/16/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Snow can't stop Salem Christmas! Join us for our annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem! Historic Buildings will open at...

Salem Christmas

Salem Christmas
10:00 am - 12/09/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Join us for our annual celebration of Moravian traditions throughout the Historic Town of Salem! Historic Buildings will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. The...

St. Nicholas in Salem

St. Nicholas in Salem
09:30 am - 12/09/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Bring your family to the Old Salem Visitor Center to meet the “Jolly Old Elf” himself and enjoy special programming for children and the young at heart. Included...

SOLD OUT - First Under the Stars Mini Photo Sessions

SOLD OUT - First Under the Stars Mini Photo Sessions
04:00 pm - 11/08/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Have your family portrait taken at one of Winston-Salem’s most popular holiday backdrops, the Moravian stars on the Heritage Bridge in Old Salem. For a $50 registration...

SOLD OUT - Old Salem Autumn Leaves Walking Tour

SOLD OUT - Old Salem Autumn Leaves Walking Tour
12:00 pm - 10/27/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Details & registration: oldsalem.org/events/event/seasonal_tree_tours/ Encounter the fall color of native trees in the beautiful historic setting of Old Salem!...

Halloween in Old Salem (Oct. 27-29)

Halloween in Old Salem (Oct. 27-29)
12:00 pm - 10/27/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Autumn Self-Guided Tours of the Historic Buildings & Gardens - Tuesdays through Sundays *SOLD OUT* Autumn Leaves Tour - Oct. 27 MESDA Behind the Scenes Tour: Dying...

Old Salem Community Shred Day

Old Salem Community Shred Day
10:00 am - 10/27/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Old Salem Museums & Gardens is holding a Community Shred Day on Friday, October 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the Old Salem Visitor Center at 900...

Fall Mini-Sessons

Fall Mini-Sessons
12:00 pm - 10/21/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Hey ya'll!! It's almost that time of year again! Each mini session includes 15 minutes of portraits with a cushion of 5 minutes to pose and move locations. The investment...

Moonshine in the Meadow

Moonshine in the Meadow
06:30 pm - 10/20/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Moonshine in the Meadow is Old Salem Museums & Garden’s annual, signature fundraiser featuring a down-home, casual feel! Enjoy live music by Cooper Alan and Below...

Harvest Day

Harvest Day
09:30 am - 10/14/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Join us for a fun-filled day of activities involving favorite fall foods from the harvest! Celebrate the fall harvest with hands-on activities, historic demonstrations,...

Winston-Salem Flower School in Old Salem

Winston-Salem Flower School in Old Salem
06:30 pm - 09/26/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

A “Pitcher Perfect” fundraiser benefiting Old Salem Museums & Gardens where you design a vibrant, autumn floral arrangement in a unique pitcher that you take...

Landscape Conference: Gardening in a Golden Age

Landscape Conference: Gardening in a Golden Age
04:00 pm - 09/21/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Gardening in a Golden Age Southern Gardens & Landscapes of the Early 20th Century and the Challenges to their Preservation Landscape Conference - September 21-23,...

Old Salem One-Day Family Camp

Old Salem One-Day Family Camp
09:00 am - 08/05/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Discover the past with your child or grandchild at Old Salem and make memories that will last a lifetime. Join us in the pottery to make a pot on the wheel as well...

YRK at Cobblestone Farmers Market

YRK at Cobblestone Farmers Market
08:00 am - 06/10/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

Awarded by U.S. News and World Report as one of “America’s Best Farmers’ Markets,” Cobblestone Farmer's Market is a Saturday tradition in Winston-Salem. Yadkin...

Spring Festival & Pottery Fair

Spring Festival & Pottery Fair
09:30 am - 05/20/2017

At Old Salem Museums & Gardens

The newly reopened Doctor’s House will be celebrated during Spring Festival: A Community of Health. Join us to see the brand new exhibits and demonstrations in...

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