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The Town of Salem

Salem was founded in 1766 by the Moravians – a Protestant group of people that began in what is now known as the Czech Republic. The Moravians were missionaries who established an earlier settlement in Bethlehem, PA before beginning "Wachovia" in the North Carolina backcountry in 1753. In the Wachovia Tract of nearly 100,000 acres, Salem was the central administrative, spiritual, craft, and professional town surrounded by five outlying congregations.

 

Please note that some buildings in the historic district are private residences and are not open for touring. Please respect our residents' property, gardens, and pets.

Buildings
Buildings

History
History

The Collection
The Collection

African American Heritage
African American Heritage

Tannenberg Organs
Tannenberg Organs

Cooking in Salem
Cooking in Salem

600 South Main St.

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: 336-721-7300

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