Turn-by-Turn Directions for Buses

Old Salem is located south of downtown Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Brown highway signs from Interstate 40 and US Highway 52 in Winston-Salem will help you to find Old Salem from the Research Parkway exit.

Old Salem Visitor Center
830 S. Marshall (bus entrance)
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

**Please note: There is major construction on US421/Business I-40 for next few years and it should be avoided. NCDOT recommends that drivers use GPS to check on traffic and quickest routing as it will be updated in real time. Using the directions below from US-52 will be the best way to avoid the construction.

Traveling southbound on US-52:

  • Take Exit 108B from US 52
  • Take a RIGHT off exit ramp onto Research Parkway West toward Downtown/Innovation Quarter.
  • Get into left lane and turn LEFT on City Yard Drive (look for Old Salem sign)
  • At the traffic circle at Salem Avenue, take the second exit, continuing SOUTHWEST on Salem Avenue.
  • At next traffic circle for Old Salem Road stay in the LEFT lane
  • Take the second exit, continuing on Salem Avenue to the WEST
  • Take the next RIGHT onto Marshall Street at stop light.
  • The Old Salem Visitor Center will be on your RIGHT, bus entrance is just past Walnut Street

Traveling northbound on US-52:

  • Take Exit 108B from US 52
  • Take a LEFT off exit ramp onto Research Parkway West toward Downtown/Innovation Quarter passing under the arches.
  • Get into left lane and turn LEFT on City Yard Drive (look for Old Salem Sign)
  • At the traffic circle at Salem Avenue, take the second road, traveling SOUTH on Salem Avenue
  • Stay in the LEFT lane.
  • At the traffic circle at Salem Avenue, take the second exit, continuing SOUTHWEST on Salem Avenue.
  • At next traffic circle for Old Salem Road stay in the LEFT lane
  • Take the second exit, continuing on Salem Avenue to the WEST
  • Take the next RIGHT onto Marshall Street at stop light.
  • The Old Salem Visitor Center will be on your RIGHT, bus entrance is just past Walnut Street

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

 FROM I-40 EASTBOUND or WESTBOUND

– Take exit 193B for HWY-52 North

– Follow directions above for northbound US-52

 


  • Park bus and let group leader go in for tickets.
  • After getting tickets bus can unload passengers for Footsteps Through History and Hands-on History drop-off
  • After unloading at Visitor Center, the bus will continue left to the designated bus slots in the large parking lot