Town of Salem Tour + MESDA Self-Guided Galleries
Explore the Town of Salem on Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. This tour includes a visit to MESDA's Self-Guided Galleries. The self-guided galleries offer an unparalleled look at the objects made and used by the diverse craftspeople of the early American South. Includes the Carolyn and Mike McNamara Southern Masterworks Gallery, the William C. and Susan S. Mariner Southern Ceramics Gallery, and the Dianne H. Furr Moravian Decorative Arts Gallery. Groups under 10 buy tickets day-of at the Visitors Center, Horton Center, or Moravian Book & Gift. Groups of 10+ must request a booking in advance using this form.
MESDA Connoisseur Tours
Knowledgeable guides lead you on a specialized and personalized two-hour gallery tour, tailored to suit your interests. 4 people maximum.
Hands-On Pottery Experience
Join Tara Logue, Education Coordinator and potter, in her workshop for a hands-on experience. Tour price includes a curated presentation about the history of Salem’s pottery before your scheduled visit. 15 people maximum.
Hands-On Bakery Experience
Join interpreter Deborah Crews at the hearthside of historic Winkler Bakery to experience the heavenly scents and flavors of traditional Moravian baking. Tour price includes a curated presentation about Salem’s history. 6 people maximum.
Guided Tours for Local College and Universities
We offer customizable guided tours of the historic district to local colleges and universities. Tour content can be collaboratively designed to accommodate your class syllabus. Tours cost $50 per student.