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Hands-on Activities

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At Old Salem Museums & Gardens, history comes alive during our hands-on activities:

- Experience life as a resident two hundred years ago.

- Refine your manners during a 19th century deportment lesson or learn a little French, German and Latin, just like school children in Salem.

- Try your hand at the German art form of Scherenschnitte, an intricate paper-cutting craft or create your own beautiful botanical watercolor painting.

- Get the chance to write with a quill pen or play games on the square.


Explore these and many other historically based activities during your visit to Old Salem Museums & Gardens.


Scheduled hands-on activities may vary.  Hands-on activities are available to school tour groups upon request during the months of January and February. 


Hands-on activities are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays (10:30am - 12:00pm & 1:00pm - 2:30pm) from October 15 through December 19, 2013 and March 11 through July 31, 2014.


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Visitor Center:

900 Old Salem Road

Mailing Address:

600 South Main St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-721-7300

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