Adult Group Tour Reservation Requests

Reservations must be made at least 60 days in advance.

If you are booking a field trip for students, please book here.

Old Salem Museum and Gardens and the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) is open for general admission tours Wednesday – Saturday 10 AM – 2PM. Group tour reservations require at least 12 adults. Please note that Old Salem currently does not offer a discount for booking in advance.

Visitors in groups less than 12

The Advance All-In-One tickets for visiting Old Salem can be purchased online. You must bring confirmation of your ticket, printed or on your smartphone, to the Visitor Center’s front desk to complete the check-in process and receive your sticker ticket before entering the buildings. You will receive a map with the sticker ticket. 

Day of ticket purchase occurs on-site at the Visitor Center, the Horton Center, and Moravian Book & Gift.

All-in-One Tickets give visitors access to all open buildings, including the Museum of Early Southern Decorative Arts (MESDA) Self-Guided Galleries. 

All-In-One Tickets are $20 per adult, $12 per student (undergraduate students must show a college ID), plus tax; free entry for children 0-3 years old. 

Students are welcome on Adult Group Tours.

MESDA Specialty Tours

One-hour and Two-hour Connoisseur tours of MESDA, are available Wednesday – Saturday. Tours are booked exclusively with Jane Sutton, Manager of Museum Interpretations. Please visit MESDA’s website for the tour descriptions and ticket prices. Two-hour Connoisseur tours can be booked online. 4 people maximum.

Questions?

Contact Rebecca Barefoot
Visitor Engagement Manager
(336) 499-7960 

Please fill out the form below to inquire about Adult Group Tour Reservations.

Adult Group Tour Reservation Requests

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  • Tour Descriptions

    Town of Salem Tour + Frank L. Horton Self-Guided Galleries

    Groups of 12 or more people can book a group tour and pay in advance to save time on the day of their arrival. This is a self-guided tour through the Town of Salem’s historic buildings and the three self-guided galleries at the Frank L. Horton Center. 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 offer an unparalleled look at the objects made and used by the diverse craftspeople of the early American South.

    Frank L. Horton Self-Guided Galleries

    Don’t have the whole day to visit? Explore 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 offer an unparalleled look at the objects made and used by the diverse craftspeople of the early American South. Minimum of 12 people to book in advance.

    MESDA Connoisseur Tours

    Knowledgeable guides lead you on a specialized and personalized two-hour gallery tour, tailored to suit your interests. 4 people maximum.

  • Town of Salem Tours are Wednesday-Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Specialty Tours are by-appointment and take place after-hours.