Tour Old Salem

There is not a group tour organized by the Moravian Music Festival, but you are encouraged to take a self-guided tour of  Old Salem Museum & Gardens (where costumed interpreters take you back to the 18th century) especially on Sunday afternoon, when it is discounted.

The shops and bakery on Main St. and the Visitor Center will be open and free on Sunday afternoon.

To witness some living history, you may want to buy a ticket for MESDA and the historic Moravian buildings (including the newest “Doctor’s House” at the top of Church St.)

Sunday Afternoon   July 23

Living History throughout Salem, with interpreters in each open tour building.             Old Salem sign

It helps to think of it in 4 parts:

1) OLD SALEM VISITOR CENTER (NO TICKET REQUIRED): Many interesting displays and the covered bridge!

Sunday 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

Visitor Center, Ticketing, Old Salem Candy Shop & Marketplace

 

2) SHOPS IN SALEM (NO TICKET REQUIRED):          street

Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.:

  • Moravian Book & Gift Shop
  • Winkler Bakery
  • Traugott Bagge Merchant
  • The Garden Shop 

TICKETS:   Special Sunday Price

ALL IN ONE for SUNDAY (2-day)                   $22 / $11 student (and continue touring on Tuesday)
TWO-STOP TICKET (pick 2 buildings)         $18 / $9 student
Regular ALL IN ONE  (2-day)                            $27 / $13 student

PURCHASE ONLINE or obtain passes at the VISITOR CENTER ~ 900 Old Salem Rd.  336-721-7300       http://www.oldsalem.org/visit/buy-a-ticket/ticket-prices/

 

3) These EXHIBIT BUILDINGS are open Sunday (TICKET REQUIRED TO ENTER):

Sunday (1–4:30 p.m.):

  • Market-Fire Engine House
  • Miksch Gardens & House
  • Salem Tavern Museum & Barn
  • Single Brothers’ House & Gardens
  • St. Philips Heritage Center – St. Philips Moravian Church, built for American slaves of African heritage.
  • Timothy Vogler Gunsmith Shop
  • John Vogler House

 

4) MESDA (SELF-GUIDED GALLERIES INCLUDED IN ALL-IN-ONE TICKET): Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts       Mesda

Sunday 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.    mesda.org

PURCHASE ONLINE or obtain passes at the VISITOR CENTER   http://www.oldsalem.org/visit/buy-a-ticket/ticket-prices/

 

OLD SALEM MUSEUM & GARDENS is CLOSED on MONDAYs


The Rest of the Week in Salem:

OLD SALEM VISITOR CENTER (NO TICKET REQUIRED): Many interesting displays and the covered bridge!

Monday – Visitor Center is CLOSED

Tuesday–Saturday 9 a.m.–5 p.m.

Sunday 12:30 p.m.–5 p.m.

SHOPS IN SALEM (NO TICKET REQUIRED):

Monday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.:

  • Moravian Book & Gift Shop
  • Winkler Bakery

Tuesday–Saturday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday 1 p.m.–5 p.m.:

  • A. Butner Hat Shop (opens at 11 a.m. Tuesday through Saturdays)
  • Old Salem Candy Shop & Marketplace
  • T. Bagge Merchant*
  • The Garden Shop

EXHIBIT BUILDINGS (TICKET REQUIRED TO ENTER):

Monday – Tour Buildings are CLOSED

Tuesday–Saturday (9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.) and Sunday (1–4:30 p.m.):

  • Market-Fire Engine House
  • Miksch Gardens & House
  • Salem Tavern Museum & Barn
  • Single Brothers’ House & Gardens
  • St. Philips Heritage Center
  • T. Vogler Gunsmith Shop
  • John Vogler House

Only Tuesday–Friday (9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.):

  • Shultz Shoemaker Shop

MESDA (SELF-GUIDED GALLERIES INCLUDED IN ALL-IN-ONE TICKET): Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA)

Monday – MESDA is CLOSED

Tuesday–Saturday 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

Sunday 1 p.m.–4:30 p.m.                                        mesda.org