levering tree peonyOld 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 Visitor Center is located at 900 Old Salem Road in Winston-Salem.

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99245-lPlan for your visit by looking to the Old Salem Guidebook ($12.95) for details on the Moravian story and the development of the Wachovia tract in North Carolina, which started with Bethabara and Bethania and eventually included Salem and several other outlying settlements. With colorful illustrations and photographs, stories of residents, explanations of individual buildings, and an overview of the museums within Old Salem Museums & Gardens.