Independence Day Celebration

Old Salem Historic District

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Begin your visit at the Old Salem Visitor Center (900 Old Salem Road) where you can enjoy a free orientation video and free parking.


Independence Day CelebrationSaturday, July 4, 20159:30 am - 4:30 pmOld Salem Historic District

Join Old Salem Museums and Gardens for an Independence Day celebration. Enjoy hands-on activities, demonstrations, music, games and more, including a moving naturalization ceremony at 10 a.m., throughout the historic district. The historic buildings will be decorated with flags that correspond with their era.  There’s no better place to celebrate our nation’s independence than the site of the first Fourth of July celebration.

  • Activities Include (subject to change):
  • Listen to Patriotic Music
  • Play Early American Games in the Tavern Meadow
  • Participate in Fire Engine Demonstrations
  • Listen to a Reading of the Declaration of Independence
  • Make a Patriotic Punched Paper to take home
  • Taste an early recipe for Ice Cream
  • Giannini Brass will perform a patriotic concert on the Square right before the reenactment from 3:30-4:15 (rain location James A. Gray, Jr. Auditorium in the Visitor Center)
  • Historic Buildings will close at 4 p.m. for all guests to join us at the Square for a 4:15 p.m. re-enactment of the 1783 celebration of July 4th by the Moravians in Salem.

. . . And More!

All activities are included with the purchase of an All-In-One ticket. Purchase a ticket online or at the Visitors Center (900 Old Salem Road). Friends of Old Salem enjoy FREE admission.

For July 4th Dining:

  • The Harpsichord Eatery will be open from 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • The Tavern in Old Salem will be open for lunch from 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. with a feature menu, Hoots Brewery beer garden, and the “Bluegrass Blend” band.
  • Hot dogs, snacks, and cold drinks will be available in the Square
  • The Cobblestone Farmers Market will be held during special hours on the 4th, from 8 a.m.-11 a.m.

For more information, please contact (336) 721-7350 or