Hands-on History Tours

For School Groups

Explore what it was like to grow up in Salem 200 years ago with these hands-on tours for elementary and middle school students. All tours are 2 1/2 hours in length and are led by costumed museum educators and are based on the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Tours available August through May.

Program Details:

  • The Hands-on History tour includes all Footsteps Through History tour activities
  • Available at the following times:
    • Monday between 9:30 a.m.12 p.m.
    • Tuesdays-Fridays between 9:30 a.m.12 p.m. OR between 1 p.m.3:30 pm
  • Tours are approximately 2 1/2 hours in length.
  • Minimum # in group: 20 students (or pay for 20)
  • Maximum # in group: 72 (per time slot)
  • Price per person: $18 per student plus applicable NC sales tax.
  • Pricing during holiday season (Nov-Dec):  $20 per student plus applicable NC sales tax.
  • For every 12 students, Old Salem provides one (1) complimentary ticket for the Adult Group leaders.  Due to facility size constraint, additional adults are not permitted, but may enjoy a Footsteps Through History Tour while students are on Hands-on History Tour.

Reservations are required and must be paid 30 days in advance.

Please call 1-800-441-5305 to schedule your Group Tour.